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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Impact of the nutritional status of children with congenital heart diseases on the early post-operative outcome

Variable Total number of patients, 259 %
Infection No infection 183 58.5
Infection 76 41.5
Mortality Alive 248 95.8
Dead 11 4.2
Maturity Term 244 94.2
Preterm 15 5.8
Weight (percentile) 5 and less 123 48.2
5-10 28 10.0
10-25 59 23.1
25-50 26 10.2
50 and more 19 7.5
Height (percentile) 5 and less 91 36.3
5-10 22 8.8
10-25 76 29.5
25-50 26 10
50 and more 40 15.5
Weight/height (percentile) 5 and less 97 38.2
5-10 7 2.7
10-25 75 29.1
25-50 38 15
50 and more 38 15
FTT No 200 77.2
Yes 59 22.8
Wasting Normal 164 63.3
Mild 11 4.2
Moderate 22 8.5
Severe 62 23.9
Waterlow wasting No 175 67.6
Yes 84 32.4
GERD No 234 90.3
Yes 25 9.7
Occurrence of constipation No 226 87.3
Yes 33 12.7
Usual intake is < 50 of Energy RDA needs pre-admission No 179 69.1
Yes 80 30.9
  1. N number, FTT failure to thrive, GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease