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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population, by rural / urban residence 1

From: The burden of pediatric diarrhea: a cross-sectional study of incurred costs and perceptions of cost among Bolivian families

  Residence
All children Urban Rural
  Frequency (%)
MALE 292 250 42
(55.8) (57.7) (46.7)
HOSPITALIZED 2 203 167 36
(38.8) (38.6) (40.0)
OUTPATIENTS 2 320 266 54
(61.2) (61.43) (60.0)
ALL CHILDREN 523 433 90
(82.8) (17.2)
  Median (25%, 75%)
HOSPITALIZED
Number of days child had diarrhea prior to visit 3.0 3.0 3.5
(2.0, 5.0) (2.0, 5.0) (2.0, 5.0)
Patient’s age (months) 10.0 10.0 7.0
(5.0, 15.0) (6.0,15.0) (3.0, 15.0)
Monthly household income (US$) 172.80 172.80 139.68
(93.60, 288.00) (93.60, 266.40) (86.40, 291.60)
OUTPATIENTS
Number of days child had diarrhea prior to visit 3.0 3.0 4.0
(2.0, 5.0) (2.0, 5.0) (2.0, 7.0)
Patient’s age (months) 11.0 10.5 12.0
(7.0, 17.0) (7.0, 17.0) (7.0, 198.0)
Monthly household income (US$) 172.80 172.80 172.80
(100.80, 288.00) (113.76, 288.00) (7.20, 288.00)
  1. 1Results should be interpreted with caution due to large amount of missing data (40.2%) on rural / urban residence status.
  2. 2Percentages are calculated out of the column sample size.
  3. 3Bolded numbers are significantly different by a Kruskal-Wallis test at an alpha level of 0.05.