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Table 5 Median nutritional recovery time of SAM children by Anthropometric characteristics, Southern, Ethiopia, 2013/14 (N = 420)

From: Predictors of nutritional recovery time and survival status among children with severe acute malnutrition who have been managed in therapeutic feeding centers, Southern Ethiopia: retrospective cohort study

Characteristics Number (%) Median recovery time log rank X 2−value P-value
Estimate 95 % CI  
Malnutrition       
 Edematous malnutrition 210 (50 %) 22 20.5 23.5   
 Severe wasting 210 (50 %) 29 28.1 29.9 77.23 0.0001
MUAC (cm)       
  ≤ 10.6 214 (51 %) 27 25.8 28.2   
  > 10.6 206 (49 %) 24 22.8 25.2 19.06 0.0001
Weight (kg)       
  ≤ 6.16 243 (57.9 %) 27 26.1 28.0   
  > 6.16 177 (42.1 %) 24 22.4 25.6 9.81 0.002
Length/Height (cm)       
  ≤ 71.1 258 (61.4 %) 27 26.1 27.9   
  > 71.1 162 (38.6 %) 23 21.3 24.7 8.22 0.004