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Table 1 Patient characteristics and admissions data

From: Reduced paediatric hospitalizations for malaria and febrile illness patterns following implementation of community-based malaria control programme in rural Rwanda

  n (%)  
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS Pre Post Total P value
Gender (N = 539)     
F 161 (50.9) 110 (49.3) 271 (50.3) 0.71
Age (years) (N = 538)     
<1 143 (45.0) 79 (35.9) 222 (41.2)  
1 to 5 140 (44.0) 90 (40.9) 230 (42.8) 0.0006
>5 35 (11.0) 51 (23.2) 86 (16.0)  
ADMISSION DIAGNOSES     
Total Admissions 322 229 551  
   Total Suspected Malaria Admissions 287 (89.1) 150 (65.5) 437 (79.3)  
   Total Other-Cause Admissions 35 (10.9) 79 (34.5) 114 (20.6)  
Gastrointestinal infections 18 (51.4) 17 (21.5) 35 (30.7)  
Trauma/burns/bites 5 (14.3) 15 (19.0) 20 (17.5)  
Skin and soft tissue infections 2 (5.7) 11 (13.9) 13 (11.4)  
Respiratory infections 1 (2.9) 11 (13.9) 12 (10.5)  
Other infections 2 (5.7) 9 (11.4) 11 (9.6)  
CHF 0 (0.0) 6 (7.6) 6 (5.3)  
Neoplastic disease 1 (2.9) 2 (2.5) 3 (2.6)  
Meningitis 0 (0.0) 3 (3.9) 3 (2.6)  
TB 1 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.9)  
HIV complications 1 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.9)  
Other 4 (11.4) 5 (6.3) 9 (7.9)  
  1. Pre- and post-intervention patient demographic and admissions data are listed. There were 13 children (4 pre- and 9 post-intervention) for whom age was not available. There were 12 children (6 pre- and 6 post-intervention) for whom gender was not available. Percents are recorded as proportion of the pre-intervention total, post-intervention total, or overall admissions total. CHF-congestive heart failure; TB-tuberculosis.