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Table 1 Characteristics of Listening Posts and cross-sectional surveys data sources, Tapoa Province, Burkina Faso, 2011–2013

From: Nutrition surveillance using a small open cohort: experience from Burkina Faso

Characteristics/livelihood zone Nord Centre South All 3 LHZ Cross-sectional surveys (3 LHZ)
Number of rounds, n 36 36 36 36 5
Sample size (number of children) median (IQR) 119 (116–132) 139 (135–144) 162 (145–164) 418 (410–423) 287 (275–367)
Mean age (months) median (IQR) 15.6 (15.2–15.9) 16.0 (15.4–16.2) 16.0 (15.9–16.2) 15.9 (15.4–16.2) 14.7 (14.4–15.1)
Mean MUAC (mm) median (IQR) 133.4 (132.0–134.0) 133.3 (131.8–134.4) 134.6 (132.6–135.4) 133.8 (132.3–134.7) 133.2 (132.9–133.6)
SD (mm), median (IQR) 9.98 (9.42–10.60) 9.11 (8.66–9.67) 9.68 (9.01–10.23) 9.60 (9.19–10.04) 10.73 (10.43–10.77)
DEFF, median (IQR) 0.97 (0.76–1.31)  0.96 (0.80–1.25)  1.22 (1.07–1.46)  1.18 (1.09–1.31)  1.06 (1.04–1.14)
  1. DEFF design effect, IQR inter quartile range, LHZ livelihood zone, SD standard deviation