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Table 6 Length of stay, weight gain, weight velocity, proportional weight gain, and mid-upper arm circumference gain by outcome 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

Outcome Length of stay (weeks)a Weight gain (kg)a Weight velocity (g/kg/day)a Proportional weight gaina MUAC gain (mm)a
Default 1 (1;5) 0.7 (0.2;1.2) 3.1 (1.3; 5.0) 10% (0.0; 0.2) 9 (3;15)
Non-recovered 4 (2;7) 0.3 (0.0;0.6) 1.6 (0.0; 3.0) 5% (0.0; 0.1) 3 (0;8)
Recovered 7 (5;8) 1.1 (0.5;1.6) 3.4 (2.0, 5.0) 20% (0.1; 0.3) 14 (8;20)
Transferred 7 (4;10) 0.7 (0.2;1.3) 2.4 (0.9; 4.0) 10% (0.0; 0.2) 8 (1;15)
Died 4 (2;6) 0.3 (−0.1;0.9) 1.9 (0.0;4.3) 5%(−0.0; 0.15) 4 (0;10)
  1. aResults are presented as median (inter-quartile range)