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Table 6 Kaplan Meier analysis: nutritional recovery time of SAM children by complications, Ethiopia, 2013/14

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 P-value
Estimate 95 % CI   X 2-value
Fever       
 Yes 362 (86.2 %) 26 24.8 27.2   
 No 58 (13.8 %) 26 24.9 27.0 0.21 0.648
Vomiting       
 Yes 330 (78.6 %) 26 23.8 28.2   
 No 90 (21.4 %) 26 25.2 26.9 0.94 0.33
Diarrhea       
 Yes 223 (53.1 %) 26 25.1 26.9   
 No 197 (46.9 %) 25 23.5 26.5 9.76 0.002
Lethargic       
 Yes 132 (31.4 %) 26 24.4 27.7   
 No 288 (68.6 %) 26 24.9 27.0 0.38 0.539
Malaria       
 Yes 121 (28.8 %) 27 25.6 28.4   
 No 299 (71.2 %) 26 25.1 26.9 1.32 0.247
Pneumonia       
 Yes 86 (20.5 %) 26 24.1 27.9   
 No 334 (79.5 %) 26 25.0 26.9 0.03 0.859
Dehydration       
 Yes 46 (11 %) 29 25.8 32.3   
 No 374 (89 %) 26 25.1 26.9 6.39 0.011
Anemia       
 Yes 27 (6.4 %) 27 24.3 29.7   
 No 393 (93.6 %) 26 25.1 26.9 5.20 0.023
Inpatient Complication       
 Yes 28 (6.7 %) 33 27.3 38.7   
 No 392 (93.3 %) 25 24.1 25.9 18.66 0.0001
Naso-gastric feeding       
 Yes 61 (14.5 %) 27 25.5 28.5   
 No 359 (85.5 %) 26 25.1 26.9 1.72 0.185
Fail to gain appetite at day 4       
 Yes 40 (9.5 %) 27 21.5 32.5   
 No 380 (90.5 %) 26 25.1 26.9 5.32 0.021
Fail to start losing oedema at day 4       
 Yes 14 (6.7 %) 26 25.2 26.8   
 No 196 (93.3 %) 23 11.4 34.6 10.46 0.001