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Table 2 Prevalence of malnutrition among the 1350 HIV-infected children of the study population according to age groups

From: Prevalence of malnutrition among HIV-infected children in Central and West-African HIV-care programmes supported by the Growing Up Programme in 2011: a cross-sectional study

Malnutrition degree, n, %, (IC95%) Age group in years (p-value <0.001*)  
[2–5] [5–10] [10–19] Total
(n = 161) (n = 505) (n = 684) (n = 1350)
Acute malnutrition 10 6 (0;14) 44 9 (4;13) 69 10 (6;14) 123 9 (6;12)
Chronic malnutrition 59 37 (30;43) 122 24 (20;28) 163 24 (20;27) 344 26 (23;28)
Mixed malnutrition 13 8 (0;13) 17 3 (0;8) 70 10 (7;14) 100 7 (5;10)
  1. *Chi-square test for the comparison of malnutrition prevalence according to age groups
  2. acute malnutrition : Weight-for-Age Z-score (WHZ)/BMI-for-age Z-score (BAZ) < -2 SD and Height-for-Age Z-score (HAZ) ≥ -2 SD, chronic malnutrition: WHZ/BAZ ≥ -2 SD and HAZ < -2 SD, mixed malnutrition: WHZ/BAZ and HAZ < -2 SD