Table 2: Different kinds of malnutrition with the 304 children according to the age groups.

Age groupMonthsM1M2M3K1K2, M3Total

16 to 92/42/7103/2812/3109/304
50.00%28.57%36.65%66.67%35.85%
210 to 1490/2811/32/993/304
32.03%33.33%22.22%30.59%
315 to 195/740/28145/304
71.43%14.23%14.80%
420 to 482/448/2817/957/304
50.00%17.09%77.78%18.75%

Total4728139304

𝜒 2  : 1 → 2; 𝑃 = 0 . 2 4 8 ,   𝜒 2  : 1 → 3; 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1 ,   𝜒 2  : 1 → 4; 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1 ,   𝜒 2  : 2 → 3; 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1 , 𝜒 2  : 2 → 4; 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1 ,   𝜒 2 : 3 → 4; 𝑃 = 0 . 3 5 3 .
M1: marasmus phase 1; M2: marasmus phase 2; M3: marasmus phase 3; K1 and K2: Kwashiorkor phases 1 and 2.