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Table 2 Illness characteristics of 1276 children treated by CHWs in Iganga-Mayuge HDSS

From: Integrated community case management of malaria and pneumonia increases prompt and appropriate treatment for pneumonia symptoms in children under five years in Eastern Uganda

Characteristic Intervention Control RR (95% CI)
History of fever, n (%) 589 (96.7) 647 (97.0) 1.00 (0.98-1.02)
Temperature ≥ 37.5o C, n (%) 90 (14.8) 94 (14.1) 0.98 (0.71-1.34)
Cough, n (%) 500 (82.1) 541 (81.1) 1.00 (0.94-1.06)
Fast breathing by history, n (%) 182 (29.9) 199 (29.8) 0.99 (0.84-1.18)
Fast breathing based on respiratory rate counted by field assistant, n (%) 122 (20.0) 76 (11.4) 1.44 (1.09-1.91)
Difficult breathing by history, n (%) 174 (28.6) 194 (29.1) 0.94 (0.79-1.13)
Diarrhoea by history, n (%) 193 (31.7) 218 (32.7) 0.90 (0.76-1.07)
Convulsions by history, n (%) 40 (6.6) 40 (6.0) 0.95 (0.62-1.45)
Vomiting by history, n (%) 232 (38.2) 262 (39.5) 0.89 (0.76-1.04)