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Table 2 Anthropometric indices of children and weight gain during facility-based and community-based phase of the MTC program

From: Progress of children with severe acute malnutrition in the malnutrition treatment centre rehabilitation program: evidence from a prospective study in Jharkhand, India

  Facility based Phase Community–based phase N = 100 p-value
Admission
N = 150
Discharge
N = 116
p-value
WHZ (mean ± SD) −3.2 ± 1.9 −2.8 ± 1.1 0.001 −3.1 ± 1.5 0.018ǂ
Severe (%) 54 40   52  
Moderate (%) 46 38   27  
Normal (%) 22   21  
WAZ (mean ± SD) −4.2 ± 1.2 −3.8 ± 1.1 < 0.001 −4.0 ± 1.1 0.001ǂ
Severe (%) 84 71   83  
Moderate (%) 16 26   14  
Normal (%) 3   3  
Average weight gain/body weight/day (grams)   3.8 ± 5.9   0.6 ± 2.1 < 0.001ǂ
  1. ǂSignificant difference between community-based phase and discharge