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Table 1 Clinical staging by period of recruitment – Bangwe

From: An assessment of food supplementation to chronically sick patients receiving home based care in Bangwe, Malawi : a descriptive study

  Clinical staging Total
PERIOD 2 3 4  
1 14 40 111 165
2 3 30 87 120
3 1 17 46 64
Total 18 87 244 349
% 5% 25% 70% 100%
  1. Chi sq = 7.2, df 4, p = 0.13
  2. period 1 – patients recruited before food supplementation started
  3. period 2 – patients recruited in the first six months after food supplementation started
  4. period 3 – patients recruited in the second six months period after food supplementation started