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Table 1 Characteristics of patients hospitalized for severe acute malnutrition

From: Design and application of a novel two-amplicon approach for defining eukaryotic microbiota

  All Edematous SAM Severe wasting p
n = 44 n = 27 n = 17
Female, n (%)1 25* (57%) 15 (55%) 10 (59%) 1
Age, months 23 ± 11.8 27.1 ± 11.7 17.9 ± 9.8 .02
Length, cm 75.9 ± 9.0 79.8 ± 7.4 69.8 ± 8.0 .002
Height-for-age, Z-score − 3.0 ± 2.0 − 2.6 ± 1.9 − 3.7 ± 1.9 .08
Weight-for-age, Z-score − 3.7 ± 1.7 − 2.9 ± 1.3 − 5.1 ± 1.1 < .001
Weight-for-height, Z-score − 3.0 ± 1.8 − 2 ± 1.4 − 4.6 ± 1.0 < .001
Diarrhea, n (%)2 15 (36%) 11 (40%) 4 (27%) .5
HIV reactive, n (%)3 18* (45%) 7 (29%) 11 (69%) .02
Death4 7 (16%) 2 (7%) 5 (29%) .09
  1. 1Two children are of unknown sex
  2. 2Four have unknown diarrhea
  3. 3Six have unknown HIV reactivity (edematous SAM, n = 3; severe wasting, n = 3)
  4. 4four have unknown death status