Table 1

Frequency of signs of dehydration at admission among the 325 study participants

Signs

Frequency

Percentage


Sunken eyes

275

86%

Reduced skin turgor

(>2 sec)

158

49%

Delayed capillary refill

(>2 sec)

120

37%

(> 3 sec)

29

9.0%

Deep acidotic breathing

97

30%

Palpable limb temperature gradient

55

17%

Weak pulse

33

10%


Notes: Children may have had more than one admission diagnosis thus the sum of the cell count exceeds total sample size n = 325

Mwangome et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:92   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-92

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