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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of children <5 years who had recently been sick (rural areas)

From: Utilization of community health workers for malaria treatment: results from a three-year panel study in the districts of Kaya and Zorgho, Burkina Faso

Characteristics of sick children Kaya Zorgho Difference Zorgho - Kaya
(n = 960) (n = 483)
Girls 456 (47%) 244 (51%) +4%
Age in months (median, iqr) 30 (26) 31 (25) −1
With reported fever 857 (89%) 421 (87%) −2%
With reported danger signs 244 (25%) 98 (20%) −5%*
With reported cough/diarrhea 246 (26%) 54 (11%) −15%***
Sickness episode still ongoing at the time of survey 222 (24%) 137 (32%) +8%**
Sick children among population 28% 21% −7%***
  1. Heterogeneity tests performed: Pearson χ2 or analysis of variance.
  2. Iqr interquartile range; 6% of data are missing; *p <0.05 **p <0.01 ***p <0.001.