Current Pediatric Research

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Abstract - Current Pediatric Research (2022) Volume 0, Issue 0

Survival and predictors of mortality among severe acute malnourished under-five childrenadmitted at Felege hiwot comprehensive specialized hospital, Ethiopia, 2020

A retrospective cohort study was conducted among 488 SAM under-five children admitted from January 2016 to December 2019. Participants were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Data were entered in to Epi-Data version 3.1 and exported to STATA version15 software for further analysis. The result was determined using Kaplan Meier, log-rank test and Cox-proportional hazard regression model was fitted to identify mortality predictors. P-value<0.05 was used to declare statistical significance. Out of thetotal 488 randomly selected charts of children with SM, 476 records were included in the final analysis. A total of 54(11.34%) childrendied with an incidence rate of 9.1death /1000 person- days. Failed appetite test (AHR: 2.4; 95%CI: 1.26, 4.67), altered consciousness level at admission (AHR: 2.4; 95%CI: 1.08, 4.67), oxygen saturation below 90% (AHR: 3.3; 95%CI: 1.40, 7.87), edema (AHR 2.9; 95%CI: 1.45, 5.66) and HIV infection (AHR: 2.8; 95%CI: 1.24, 6.36) were predictors of mortality

Author(s): Amare Kassaw

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