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Table 1 Characteristics of 306 children affected whose treatment was costed, Shebedino Woreda, Sidama zone, March 2007

From: Cost effectiveness of community-based and in-patient therapeutic feeding programs to treat severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia

Characteristics TFC (n = 149) CTC (n = 157) P-value
Mean age ± S.D. (months) 59.4 ± 47.8 41.42 ± 20.58 < 0.001
Mean admission weight ± SD 11.15 ± 8.02 Kg 8.77 ± 2.58 Kg < 0.001
Sex (%males) 54.6 54.9 0.091
Sex of caretaker(%female) 58.1 76.1 < 0.001
Mud floor (%) 84.1 88.4 0.066
Mean length of stay in TFC/OTP ± SD 26.9 ± 10.9 42.7 ± 21.6 P < 0.001