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Table 4 Description of the cohort at admission (admission criteria, anthropometry, and comorbidity) in the sample of admissions from the Nigeria Outpatient Therapeutic Program (2010 to 2013)

From: Mid-upper-arm circumference based case-detection, admission, and discharging of under five children in a large-scale community-based management of acute malnutrition program in Nigeria

Attribute Details Number Percentage
Admission criteria MUAC only 97,239 95.1%
MUAC with oedema 1417 1.4%
Oedema only 180 0.2%
Other 3409 3.3%
MUAC at admission (mm) Minimum 75.0  
Lower quartile 102.0  
Median 109.0  
Mean 106.1  
Upper quartile 111.0  
Maximum 135.0  
Missing 1568 1.5%
Weight-for-age z-score at admission Minimum −8.413  
Lower quartile −5.005  
Median −4.272  
Mean −4.288  
Upper quartile −3.583  
Maximum −0.085  
Missing 14,022 13.7%
Comorbidity at admission Any comorbidity 38,275 37.4%
Diarrhoea 25, 011 24.5%
Vomiting 13,768 13.5%
Fever 20,893 20.4%
Respiratory illness 14,288 14.0%
Comorbidity during the treatment episodea Any comorbidity 7537 7.4%
Diarrhoea 3993 3.9%
Vomiting 1481 1.4%
Fever 3755 3.7%
Respiratory illness 2043 2.0%
  1. aReported only for cases with more than a single visit