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Table 4 Association between sociodemographic and illness characteristics and consultation for healthcare at government facilities for pneumonia or influenza-like illness (ILI), Santa Rosa, Guatemala, 2006

From: Low usage of government healthcare facilities for acute respiratory infections in guatemala: implications for influenza surveillance

  Pneumonia cases ILI cases
  N = 254 N = 424
  Public Private   Public Private  
Characteristic n (%) n (%) P value n (%) n (%) P value
Sex, female 54 (22) 83 (32) 0.34    0.15
Age (years)    0.0009    <0.0001
   <5 29 (29) 26 (21)   38 (24) 49 (18)  
   5-14 25 (31) 28 (17)   53 (26) 56 (22)  
   15-29 16 (16) 34 (22)   24 (16) 66 (21)  
   30-59 16 (14) 43 (23)   28 (20) 75 (28)  
   ≥60 10 (10) 27 (17)   8 (4) 27 (10)  
Wealth index    <0.0001    <0.0001
   Poorest 20 (26) 15 (14)   46 (37) 38 (19)  
   Second 18 (22) 17 (14)   30 (24) 61 (30)  
   Third 16 (18) 34 (25)   35 (19) 41 (16)  
   Fourth 24 (21) 46 (28)   26 (16) 52 (15)  
   Wealthiest 18 (12) 46 (18)   14 (4) 81 (20)  
Signs of severe pneumonia 26 (27) 29 (21) 0.08 NA NA  
Duration of illness <7 days 22 (26) 40 (23) 0.37 93 (60) 147 (56) 0.25
  1. aNA = not applicable; percentages are calculated using sample weights.