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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children with SAM in Southern Ethiopia, 2013/14 (N = 420)

From: Predictors of nutritional recovery time and survival status among children with severe acute malnutrition who have been managed in therapeutic feeding centers, Southern Ethiopia: retrospective cohort study

Characteristics Edematous malnutrition (210) Severely wasted (n = 210) Total (N = 420) X 2-value P-value
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)   
Stabilization center      
 Karat 126 (60) 130 (61.9) 256 (61)   
 Fasha 84 (40) 80 (38.1) 164) (39) 0.09 0.764
Residence      
 Rural 167 (79.5) 175 (83.3) 342 (81.4) 0.77 0.388
 Urban 43 (20.5) 35 (16.7) 78 (18.6)   
Sex      
 Male 114 (54.3) 112 (53.3) 226 (53.8)   
 Female 96 (45.7) 98 (46.7) 194 (46.2) 0.01 0.922
Age group (month)      
 6–11 43 (20.5) 84 (40.0) 125 (29.8)   
 12–23 83 (39.5) 86 (41.0) 171 (40.7) 29.09 0.0001
 24–35 48 (22.9) 24 (11.4) 72 (17.1)   
 36–47 20 (9.5) 8 (3.8) 28 (6.7)   
 48–59 16 (7.6) 8 (3.8) 24 (5.7)