Table 5

Prognostic indicators of protein-energy malnutrition
Prognostic indicator Kwash (%) UWM (%) MK (%) Marasmus (%) Unclassified (%) P-value
Mean no of complications 2.06 2.00 1.83 1.67 1.26 P < 0.05
Mean hospitalization days 19.15 14.55 16.2 14.52 16.33 0.866
Mortality rate 12 (30) 1 (5.9) 8 (53. 3) 27 (36.5) 36 (54.5) 0.002

Kwash = Kwashiokor; UWM = Underweight malnutrition, MK = Marasmic kwashiokor. The table shows some prognostic indicators: mean number of complications, mean hospitalization days and mortality rates of the various types of PEM.

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Ubesie et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:43   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-43

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