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Table 1 Socio-demographic and anthropometric characteristics of 400 SAM children and 30 healthy controls

From: Thymus size and its correlates among children admitted with severe acute malnutrition: a cross-sectional study in Uganda

  SAM1
N = 400
Healthy controls1, N = 30 p
Male sex 230 (58) 18 (60) 0.78
Age, months 17 (± 8.5) 27 (± 13.5 ) < 0.001
Anthropometry
 Mid-upper-arm circumference, cm 11.6 (± 1.5) 15.2 (± 1.3) < 0.001
 Weight-for-height/length Z-scores -2.6 (± 1.5) 0.6 (± 1.1) < 0.001
 Height/length-for-age Z-scores -3.1 (± 1.4) -1.2 (± 1.8) < 0.001
 Birth weight, kg 3.3 (± 0.82) 3.6 (± 0.7) 0.23
Breastfed
 Currently 54 (14) 12 (40) 0.001
Maternal factors
 Lives with child 317 (81) 25 (83) 0.26
 Education a 211(54) 12 (40) 0.30
 Married/cohabiting 212 (55) 23 (77) 0.01
 HIV positive 109 (34) 2 (6) < 0.001
  1. 1Presented as frequencies (%) or as mean (± standard deviation) For some categorical variables, numbers do not add up due to missing data. a Mother’s education is ≤ completed primary school