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Table 1 Proportions of ALRI cases seeking care, per Phase 5/6 DHS and MICS 3/4

From: Care-seeking and appropriate treatment for childhood acute respiratory illness: an analysis of Demographic and Health Survey and Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey datasets for high-mortality countries

Dataset Country (year) Any care* Medical care* Public sector care**
DHS Sierra Leone (2008) 54% 47% 72%
Zimbabwe (2010–11) 55% 48% 77%
Burundi (2010) 59% 56% 86%
Rwanda (2010) 62% 50% 75%
Ghana (2008) 65% 51% 66%
Kenya (2008–9) 71% 56% 61%
Lesotho (2009) 72% 66% 53%
Jordan (2007) 75% 75% 56%
Zambia (2007) 75% 69% 81%
Nepal (2011) 78% 50% 31%
Malawi (2010) 78% 72% 71%
Swaziland (2006–7) 79% 58% 68%
Egypt (2008) 79% 73% 19%
Uganda (2011) 83% 73% 38%
Pakistan (2006–7) 84% 71% 10%
Tanzania (2010) 86% 72% 16%
  Bangladesh (2007) 87% 57% 13%
MICS Central African Republic (2010) 41% 32% 63%
Mauritania (2011) 46% 39% 77%
Lao People’s Republic (2011–12) 50% 40% 61%
Cameroon (2006) 54% 35% 46%
Togo (2010) 58% 32% 44%
Cote D’Ivoire (2006) 61% 35% 50%
Guinea (2010) 62% 56% 84%
Nigeria (2011) 62% 35% 42%
DRC (2010) 65% 39% 43%
Afghanistan (2010–11) 66% 60% 37%
Mongolia (2010) 69% 62% 90%
Djibouti (2006) 77% 58% 69%
Gambia (2010) 79% 77% 78%
Vietnam (2010–11) 84% 73% 56%
Iraq (2011) 85% 82% 86%
Syria (2006) 87% 73% 29%
  1. *Among all ALRI cases.
  2. **Among those who sought any care.