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Nhampossa, T. (2013) Severe Malnutrition among Children under the Age of 5 Years Admitted to a Rural District Hospital in Southern Mozambique. Public Health Nutrition, 16, 1564-1574.

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  • TITLE: Severe Acute Malnutrition among Hospitalized Children, Aden, Yemen

    AUTHORS: Mohammed Ali Badi, Iman Ali Ba-Saddik

    KEYWORDS: Severe Acute Malnutrition, Marasmus, Kwashiorkor

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Epidemiology, Vol.6 No.2, May 13, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Objective: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality among children under 5 years of age worldwide. The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of SAM among hospitalized children at Al-Wahda teaching hospital in Aden, Yemen. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study was conducted on 622 hospitalized children (336 males and 286 females) below 6 years of age during 2012-2013. SAM was defined as a very low weight for height (below-3 Z scores of the median WHO growth standards). Results: SAM was diagnosed in 622 children with prevalence rate of 5.2% from total 11,941 admissions during 24 months period. A higher proportion of patients were marasmus 586 (94.2%) and only 36 (5.8%) were kwashiorkor. Marasmus was common in