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Table 1 Observed cases of malaria-related hospital admissions and deaths, and person-years at risk by age and sex in Zomba district, Malawi, 2002–2003

From: Patterns of malaria-related hospital admissions and mortality among Malawian children: an example of spatial modelling of hospital register data

Variable   Hospitalized Dead Person-years at risk HR MMR CFR (χ2, P-value)
Age < 1 year 1,189 101 40,188 29.6 2.5 8.5 (15.12, 0.002)
  1–4 years 2,136 133 124,370 17.2 1.1 6.2
  5–9 years 524 55 140,582 3.7 0.4 10.5
  10–14 years 120 13 111,086 1.1 0.1 10.8
Sex Female 1,683 129 214,626 7.8 0.6 7.7 (0.13, 0.94)
  Male 2,286 173 201,600 11.3 0.9 7.6
Total   3,969 302 416,226 9.5 0.7 7.6
  1. HR-Hospitalization rate, MMR-minimum mortality rate per 1,000 person-years
  2. CFR-case fatality rate (%)