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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of children under 5 years with history of fever—2011 DHS and 2015 IMASIDA

From: Care-seeking behaviour and treatment practices for malaria in children under 5 years in Mozambique: a secondary analysis of 2011 DHS and 2015 IMASIDA datasets

Characteristics 2011 DHS (n = 10,452) 2015 IMASIDA (n = 5168)
n Fever (%) Lower confidence Upper confidence n Fever (%) Lower confidence Upper confidence
Child’s age in months
 < 6 1176 8.3 6.5 10.5 532 19.0 15.0 23.8
 6–11 1259 16.8 14.1 199 568 32.0 27.5 36.9
 12–23 2285 17.2 15.0 19.7 1116 35.3 30.9 40.0
 24–35 1945 15.3 13.4 17.4 1003 32.4 28.7 36.4
 36–47 1989 11.9 10.2 13.8 1019 28.9 25.0 33.0
 48–59 1771 10.9 8.9 13.2 905 24.8 21.0 29.0
 Missing data 27 0.3%    25 0.5%   
Sex of child
 Male 5257 14.0 12.6 15.4 2563 30.1 27.3 33.0
 Female 5195 13.4 12.0 15.0 2605 29.1 26.1 32.3
Place of residence
 Urban 2840 13.3 11.3 15.5 1330 23.0 20.3 25.8
 Rural 7612 13.9 12.6 15.3 3838 31.9 28.8 35.1
Region
 Northern
  Niassa 641 11.7 9.0 14.9 351 30.3 23.3 38.3
  Cabo Delgado 885 15.3 12.6 18.4 466 21.8 15.6 29.7
  Nampula 1581 13.3 10.4 16.2 1154 39.8 33.4 46.5
 Central
  Zambézia 2188 16.6 13.1 20.7 722 52.0 46.1 57.8
  Tete 1356 12.9 10.2 16.1 448 14.5 12.0 17.4
  Manica 766 12.9 10.2 16.1 429 16.8 12.7 21.8
  Sofala 1036 16.5 13.5 19.9 522 21.0 17.4 25.2
 Southern
  Inhambane 557 8.9 6.5 12.1 284 18.2 12.1 26.4
  Gaza 541 11.1 8.8 13.9 409 27.6 23.4 33.2
  Maputo Province 554 10.5 8.2 13.3 209 15.4 11.2 20.8
  Maputo City 348 11.0 8.5 14.1 175 24.6 18.8 31.4
Wealth index
 Poorest 2478 14.3 12.1 16.9 1212 32.8 28.8 37.1
 Poorer 2278 14.9 12.8 17.2 1177 33.6 28.5 39.1
 Middle 2096 13.5 11.8 15.5 1072 30.1 26.0 34.5
 Richer 2069 12.7 10.6 15.1 956 26.9 23.3 30.9
 Richest 1530 12.6 10.7 14.9 751 20.7 17.9 23.7
Total 10,452 13.7 12.6 14.9 5168 29.6 27.2 32.1