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Table 7 Predictors of nutritional recovery rate among SAM children managed at Karat and Fasha TFCs, 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

Covariate NO. at risk Cured Crude HR (95 % CI) Adjusted HR (95 % CI)
Stabilization center     
 Karat 256 208 1 1
 Fasha 164 138 1.203 (1.068–1.495)* 1.358 (1.083–1.704)**
Malnutrition     
 Edematous 210 175 2.495 (2.002–3.110)*** 1.780 (1.333–2.377)***
 Severe wasting 210 171 1 1
Weight 420 346 1.157 (1.089–1.231)*** 1.482 (1.155–1.902)***
Length/Height 420 346 1.014 (1.001–1.028)* 0.921 (0.876–1.968)
MUAC 420 346 2.094 (1.627–2.694)*** 1.362 (1.004–1.847)**
Diarrhea     
 Yes 223 174 1 1
 No 197 172 1.381 (1.115–1.711)** 1.129 (0.905–1.408)
Dehydration     
 Yes 46 28 1 1
 No 374 318 1.591 (1.080–2.344)* 1.211 (0.799–1.835)
Anemia     
 Yes 27 17 1 1
 No 393 329 1.692 (1.037–2.760)* 1.582 (0.962–2.601)
Inpatient Complications     
 Yes 28 20 1 1
 No 392 326 2.475 (1.567–3.910)*** 2.220 (1.392–3.540)***
Not gain appetite day 4     
 Yes 40 15 1 1
 No 380 331 1.756 (1.045–2.951)* 1.348 (0.772–2.353)
Not start lose oedema on day 4     
 Yes 14 8 1 1
 No 406 338 2.394 (1.228–4.665)** 2.300 (1.112–4.755)*
  1. NB. * = P-Value < .05, ** = P-Value ≤ .01 and *** = P-Value ≤ .001