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Table 2 Comparison between at admission and after nutritional rehabilitation anthropometric measurements in children with severe acute malnourished (SAM)

From: Assessment of left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in severely malnourished children

  Before nutrional rehabilitation After nutrional rehabilitation P-value
Frequency Percentage% Frequency (58) Percentage%
-60
WAZ score
 <0, >-1 SD 0 0 28 48.3 <0.001***
 <-1, >-2 SD 0 0 30 51.7  
 <-3 SD 60 100 0 0  
HAZ score
 <0, >-1 SD 0 0 28 48.3  
 <-1, >-2SD 16 26.7 30 51.7 <0.001***
 <-2, > -3 SD 28 46.7 0 0  
 < -3SD 16 26.7 0 0  
WHZ score
 <0, >-1SD 0 0 32 55.2  
 <-1, >-2SD 0 0 26 44.8 <0.001***
 <-2, > -3SD 2 3.3 0 0  
 < -3 SD 58 96.7 0 0  
MAUC Z score
 <0, >-1 SD 0 0 32 55.2 <0.001***
 <-1, >-2SD 0 0 26 44.8  
 <-3SD 60 100 0 0  
Head circumference for age Z score
 <0, >-1 SD      
 <-1, >-2 SD 42 70 50 86.2  
 > 0 SD 18 30 0 0  
0 0 8 13.8 0.001**
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