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Table 1 Outcome of patients admitted for treatment of SAM by treatment program and country

From: Severely malnourished children with a low weight-for-height have a higher mortality than those with a low mid-upper-arm-circumference: I. Empirical data demonstrates Simpson’s paradox

Data characteristics Defaulter Recovery Death Non-response Other Transfer Total
9893 12.9 58,097 75.6 3588 4.7 3490 4.5 1062 1.4 758 1.0 76,887
n % n % n % n % n % n % n
IPFs by countries
 Angola 34 8.4 346 85.6 24 5.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 404
 Burundi 202 13.2 1134 73.9 147 9.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 51 3.3 1534
 Chad 59 12.2 364 75.5 26 5.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 33 6.8 482
 Congo 21 7.6 236 85.5 19 6.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 276
 DRC 249 8.9 2342 83.6 150 5.4 23 0.8 0 0.0 37 1.3 2801
 Ethiopia 83 21.1 256 65.1 52 13.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.5 393
 Guinea 18 3.7 417 85.5 44 9.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 1.8 488
 Kenya 70 15.8 275 62.2 52 11.8 42 9.5 0 0.0 3 0.7 442
 Liberia 76 11.3 528 78.5 44 6.5 2 0.3 0 0.0 23 3.4 673
 Mali 23 10.4 171 77.4 27 12.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 221
 Rwanda 150 9.2 1225 74.7 174 10.6 22 1.3 0 0.0 68 4.1 1639
 Sierra Leon 18 16.4 71 64.5 8 7.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 11.8 110
 Somalia 92 31.6 160 55.0 27 9.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 4.1 291
 South Sudan 14 8.3 143 84.6 3 1.8 1 0.6 0 0.0 8 4.7 169
 Sudan 366 30.3 684 56.7 74 6.1 5 0.4 0 0.0 77 6.4 1206
 Tanzania 64 11.4 470 84.1 12 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 2.3 559
 Uganda 550 16.9 2106 64.9 530 16.3 38 1.2 0 0.0 23 0.7 3247
Total 2089 14.0 10,928 73.2 1413 9.5 133 0.9 0 0.0 372 2.5 14,935
OTPs by countries
 Chad 61 29.5 106 51.2 7 3.4 20 9.7 0 0.0 13 6.3 207
 DRC 73 2.6 2496 90.2 141 5.1 16 0.6 0 0.0 40 1.4 2766
 Ethiopia 17 11.5 91 61.5 23 15.5 17 11.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 148
 Kenya 4 8.2 33 67.3 4 8.2 8 16.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 49
 Niger 4229 10.5 33,077 82.1 1848 4.6 138 0.3 789 2.0 191 0.5 40,271
 South Sudan 76 9.8 665 85.9 20 2.6 12 1.6 1 0.1 0 0.0 774
 Uganda 107 9.3 954 83.0 21 1.8 67 5.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 1149
Total 4567 10.1 37,422 82.5 2064 4.5 278 0.6 790 1.7 244 0.5 45,364
SFCs by countries
 DRC 185 7.3 1716 67.6 21 0.8 203 8.0 272 10.7 142 5.6 2539
 Kenya 262 22.7 209 18.1 3 0.3 679 58.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 1153
 Uganda 2790 21.6 7822 60.7 87 0.7 2197 17.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,896
Total 3237 19.5 9747 58.8 111 0.7 3079 18.6 272 1.6 142 0.9 16,588
  1. IPF In-patient Facility (Hospital. Therapeutic Feeding Center), OTP Out-patient treatment program (Home treatment), SFC Supplementary Feeding Centre, DRC Democratic Republic of Congo