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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children admitted to OTP in Wolaita Zone in 2014

From: Treatment outcomes of severe acute malnutrition in children treated within Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) at Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: retrospective cross-sectional study

Variables Categories of variables Frequencies Percentage (%)
Age <24 months 335 42.2
≥24 months 459 57.8
Sex Female 422 53.1
Male 372 46.9
Referral system Community volunteers 386 65.8
HEW 90 15.3
Self-referred 68 11.6
Other neighbors 43 7.3
Distance from OTP ≤24 min 378 53.8
≥25 min 324 46.2