Table 3

Potential misclassification in acute malnutrition among dehydrated children

ALL PATIENTS (6 to 59 months)

EXCLUDING THOSE WHO LOST WEIGHT


MUAC

Before

After

Children that change category

Before

After

Children that change category


Severe

48 (16%)

39 (13%)

-9/48 (-19%)

40(18%)

31(14%)

-9/40 (-23%)

Mod

56 (19%)

60 (21%)

+4/56 (+7%)

43(20%)

45 (21%)

+2/43 (+5%)

Normal

188 (64%)

193 (66%)

+5/188 (+3%)

135(62%)

142(65%)

+7/135 (+5%)

Total

292 (100%)

292(100%)

218 (100%)

218 (100%)


WFLz

Before

After

Children that change category

Before

After

Children that change category


Severe

71 (24%)

56 (19%)

-15/71 (-21%)

62 (28%)

42(19%)

-20/62 (-32%)

Mod

80 (27%)

63 (22%)

-17/80 (-21%)

63 (29%)

45 (21%)

-18/63 (-29%)

Normal

141 (48%)

173 (59%)

+32/141 (+23%)

93 (43%)

131(60%)

+38/93 (41%)

Total

292 (100%)

292(100%)

218 (100%)

218 (100%)


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

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