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Table 1 PEM admissions according to the age groups (months)

From: Under-five Protein Energy Malnutrition Admitted at the University of In Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu: a 10 year retrospective review

PEM type 0-12 m (%) 13-24 m (%) 25-36 m (%) 37-48 m (%) 49-60 m (%)
Kwashiokor 16 (13.6) 19 (24.4) 3 (33.3) 1 (33.3) 1 (25)
Underweight 11 (9.3) 6 (7.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Marasmic-kwash 6 (5.1) 8 (10.3) 0 (0) 1 (33.3) 0 (0)
Marasmus 48 (40.7) 24 (30.8) 2 (22.2) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Unclassified 37 (31.4) 21 (26.9) 4 (44.4) 1 (33.3) 3 (75)
Total 118 (100) 78 (100) 9 (100) 3(100) 4 (100)
  1. χ² = 19.38, df =16, P = 0. 249.