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Table 4 Moderate and severe acute malnutrition: quality assessment of evidence at the category level

From: Treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in low- and middle-income settings: a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi process

  Quality Assessment Summary of Findings
Number of studies Design Limitations Consistency Generalizability to population of interest Events in intervention group Events in control group Effect size (95% CI)
Mortality: Very low outcome specific quality Risk Ratio
2 RCT 1 moderate and 1 low quality study Inconsistent direction of effect, I2 = 2% Children 5-60 months admitted to nutrition unit of hospitals in Bangladesh and Niger 26 29 0.93 (0.59 to 1.48)