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Table 5 Distribution of MUAC of children aged 6–23 months, Chakaria, 1994 and 1999

From: Unlocking community capability through promotion of self-help for health: experience from Chakaria, Bangladesh

MUAC (cm) Intervention area Comparison area
1994 (%) 1999 (%) 1994 (%) 1999 (%)
<12.5 (severely malnourished) 38.9 22.0 38.5 28.7
12.5–13.4 29.1 38.6 30.3 35.0
13.5 + 32.7 39.4 31.2 36.3
Mean 12.3 13.2 12.8 13.1
Standard deviation 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2
Total number of children (N) 499 5025 366 1682
  1. Source of data: Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System