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Table 5 Outcomes of treatment 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
Outcome (type of exit) Defaulted 20,229 19.8%
Non-recovered 8763 8.6%
Recovered 72,463 70.9%
Transferred 507 0.5%
Died 283 0.3%
Negative outcomesa 29,782 29.1%
Weight gain (kg)b Minimum −1.20  
Lower quartile 0.50  
Median 1.10  
Mean 1.12  
Upper quartile 1.60  
Maximum 3.90  
Weight velocity (g/kg/day)c Minimum −4.86  
Lower quartile 2.04  
Median 3.44  
Mean 3.63  
Upper quartile 5.08  
Maximum 13.9  
Proportional weight gaind Minimum −18.3%  
Lower quartile 0.09  
Median 0.18  
Mean 0.20  
Upper quartile 0.29  
Maximum 0.84  
MUAC gain (mm)e Minimum −10.0  
Lower quartile 8.00  
Median 14.0  
Mean 14.0  
Upper quartile 20.0  
Maximum 39.0  
Length of stay (visits)f Minimum 2.00  
Lower quartile 5.00  
Median 7.00  
Mean 6.80  
Upper quartile 8.00  
Maximum 27.0  
  1. aAll non-recovered cases (default, non-recovery, transfer, and death)
  2. bOedematous cases, cases with a single visit, and cases with extreme values censored (n = 89,165)
  3. cOedematous cases, cases with a single visit, and cases with extreme values censored. (n = 87,343)
  4. dOedematous cases, cases with a single visit, and cases with extreme values censored (n = 89,066)
  5. eCases with extreme values censored. Analysis is for n = 89,047 cases
  6. fRecovered cases only (n = 72,463)