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Can we classify the program coverage of SLEAC assessment based on SAM children though it is less than sample size?

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Anonymous 1310


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18 Nov 2018, 04:25

We conducted SLEAC assessment in some districts and found only 15 SAM children even after completing data collection in all sampled village. Our sample size was 40 SAM children. So, can we classify coverage of program based on this 15 SAM children found during survey?

Abdikader Ahmed

Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor

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18 Nov 2018, 11:35

According to the sample size and if all villages were covered, yes we can classify using this.


CMAM Advisor

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20 Nov 2018, 20:28

This answer is .......... it depends! I advice you to consult SQUEAC/SLEAC Manual, table SL01 on page 21 (of annexes) indicates the acceptable sample size based on the total cases in the service delivery unit. Therefore, you should calculate the expected number of cases and see on the table the required sample size. SAM is a rare condition and it is important to plan a SQUEAC/SLEAC survey during a period where malnutrition is expected to be high.

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