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Table 4 Median length of stay for both deaths and discharges among under five children with severe acute malnutrition attending University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka Zambia

From: Mortality and morbidity patterns in under-five children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Zambia: a five-year retrospective review of hospital-based records (2009–2013)

Characteristic Died Median(ICR) %(n) Discharged Median(ICR) %(n) Log rank P value
Marasmic- kwashiorkor 2 (1–6) 42% (439) 12 (8–17) 58% (609) 0.0000
Marasmus 2 (1–7) 51% (659) 12 (8–17) 49% (626)  
Kwashiorkor 3 (1–7) 55% (849) 12 (8–16) 45% (1, 526)