Table 5

Distribution of all severely malnourished children by malnutrition type, cellular immunological category and HIV status.

HIV-positive children n (%)

HIV-uninfected children n (%)

Total


Oedema

n = 53

n = 119

n = 172

CD4+ ≥ 25%*

28 (53)

119 (100)

171 (99)

CD4+ 15%–24%**

15 (28)

0 (0)

0 (0)

CD4+ < 15%***

10 (19)

0 (0)

1 (1)

No oedema

n = 70

n = 73

n = 143

CD4+ ≥ 25%*

15 (21)

50 (69)

65 (45)

CD4+ 15%–24%**

22 (31)

15 (20)

37 (26)

CD4+ < 15%***

33 (62)

8 (11)

41 (29)


*No evidence of suppression, **Evidence of moderate suppression, ***Severe suppression

Bachou et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:27   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-27

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