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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Inconsistent diagnosis of acute malnutrition by weight-for-height and mid-upper arm circumference: contributors in 16 cross-sectional surveys from South Sudan, the Philippines, Chad, and Bangladesh

  N Male % Age < 24 months % Stunted % SSR mean MUAC125 % WHZ−2 % MUAC125 or WHZ−2 % MUAC125 and WHZ−2 % Overlap between 2 indicators %
Survey
 Bangladesh 3,831 50.5 32.2 59.3 58.6 8.5 15.0 18.8 4.7 25.0
 Chad 718 51.1 34.1 13.5 56.2 6.8 34.1 35.2 5.7 16.2
 Philippines 368 50.0 8.7 38.6 55.7 0.5 3.0 3.0 0.5 18.2
 Sudan-Myaiendit 465 51.4 35.7 10.5 55.9 8.2 20.4 23.9 4.7 19.8
 Sudan-Renk 613 49.4 42.9 13.9 56.1 11.4 17.6 21.2 7.8 36.9
 Sudan-Malut 705 47.2 38.0 15.3 56.5 4.4 21.1 21.7 3.8 17.6
 Sudan-Kapoetat 749 48.1 33.0 28.0 57.1 11.2 10.8 16.6 5.5 33.1
 Sudan-Padak 906 48.5 43.0 9.7 55.5 28.9 42.9 51.4 20.4 39.7
 Sudan-Malakal 751 48.1 41.8 7.7 56.6 7.9 21.6 23.6 5.9 24.9
 Sudan-Kajokeji 901 48.6 37.1 22.6 57.4 6.7 9.0 11.4 4.2 36.9
 Sudan-Nyadintoch 774 47.8 34.0 18.9 54.5 18.2 21.2 30.1 9.3 30.9
 Sudan-Mareang 748 47.3 33.0 18.9 54.4 18.3 21.4 30.2 9.5 31.4
 Sudan-Mvolo 658 54.0 30.2 24.5 55.9 7.0 8.4 11.2 4.1 36.5
 Sudan-Oldfangak 909 51.9 35.4 5.5 55.6 9.4 18.5 22.2 5.6 25.2
 Sudan-Bunagok 420 49.5 38.6 16.0 56.1 10.7 12.9 17.4 6.2 35.6
 Sudan-Duk 893 53.3 36.4 15.9 55.8 12.8 25.9 30.3 8.3 27.3
Age
  < 24 months 5,010 50.2 / 25.1 59.8 21.8 22.5 31.1 13.3 42.7
  ≥ 24 months 9,399 49.7 / 29.4 55.0 4.9 17.0 18.9 3.0 16.0
Sex
 Female 7,217 / 34.6 25.6 56.6 11.9 17.3 22.7 6.5 28.7
 Male 7,192 / 35.0 30.2 56.8 9.6 20.5 23.5 6.6 28.3
Stunting
 No 10,388 48.3 36.1 / 56.2 9.5 19.5 23.0 6.0 26.0
 Yes 4,021 54.0 31.2 / 58.0 14.1 17.5 23.5 8.2 34.9
Long leg
 No 9,692 51.1 37.8 37.3 58.3 9.8 15.0 19.0 5.8 30.3
 Yes 4,717 47.5 28.5 8.6 53.3 12.8 27.0 31.5 8.3 26.3
Total 14,409 49.9 34.8 27.9 56.7 10.8 18.9 23.1 6.6 28.5
  1. MUAC 125 Mid upper arm circumference < 125 mm, WHZ −2 Weight-for-height Zscore<−2, SSR Sitting-standing height ratio (sitting height/standing height) × 100, Long leg SSR Zscore in the lower tertile of the study population, Stunting Height-for-age Zscore<−2, Overlap Proportion of cases being MUAC125 and WHZ−2 among children identified by either MUAC125 or WHZ−2