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Table 2 Summary of demographic characteristics of children and guardians in the exit interviews

From: Challenges in implementing uncomplicated malaria treatment in children: a health facility survey in rural Malawi

Characteristic Frequency %
Total children 120  
Median age in years (IQR) 1.7 (0.9–3.2)  
Age categories in years
 0–1 35 29.2
 1–2 35 29.2
 2–3 18 15.0
 > 3 32 26.7
 Male 64 53.3
Confirmed fevera (temperature > 37.5 °C) 61 50.8
Type of guardian
 Mother 108 89.2
 Father 11 9.2
 Other 2 0.8
Education level of guardian
 None 13 10.8
 1–4 years of primary 80 66.7
 5–8 years of primary 12 10.0
 Any secondary 15 12.5
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aTemperature as measured by study personnel