TABLE 1

Baseline Characteristics of Children With MAM Included by MUAC Only With Complete D2O Data (n = 390) by Length Category

ShortaLongbP
n = 195n = 195
Girls, % (n)84 (163)72 (140).005
Age in mo, mean (±SD)7.7 (1.6)14.0 (4.3)<.001
Wt in kg, mean (±SD)6.012 (0.4)7.487 (0.7)<.001
Length in cm, mean (±SD)63.9 (2.1)72.0 (3.9)<.001
MUAC in mm, mean (±SD)121.0 (2.6)122.2 (1.9)<.001
WHZ, mean (±SD)−1.5 (0.4)−1.7 (0.3)<.001
Wt-for-age z score, mean (±SD)−2.4 (0.6)−2.1 (0.6)<.001
LAZ, mean (±SD)−2.0 (1.0)−1.7 (1.0).002
LAZ <−2, % (n)49 (95)35 (68).006
Season at time of inclusion, % (n).17
 Dry season61 (118)67 (131)
 Rainy season40 (77)33 (64)
Food supplement, % (n).84
 CSB48 (94)47 (92)
 LNS52 (101)53 (103)
Site, % (n).009
 012 (24)27 (52)
 115 (30)11 (21)
 221 (41)18 (35)
 331 (60)26 (50)
 421 (40)19 (37)
Breastfeeding, % (n)100 (194)91 (178)<.001
  • a Short = <67 cm.

  • b Long = ≥67 cm.