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I am currently analysing OTP patient cards from Concern's CMAM pilot in Bardiya, Nepal and found the following: In total I have 1469 new admissions registered. According to admissions by WHZ WHO an equal number of boys and girls are registered (227 each). This is in line with what we found in the nutrition survey. However our first admission criteria is MUAC <115mm and whenever this criteria is met children are recorded as MUAC admissions (so in this category it is possible they meet MUAC as well as WHZ). Under MUAC I have 666 admitted girls but only 349 boys. Have any of you similar observations? What could be the reason behind girls having in that young age (average is 16 months) already a lower MUAC than boys?
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