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Table 4 Illness reported by fieldworker interview and by a pictorial diary maintained by the mother for 4 weeks in 186 children for whom data were available for any length of time by both methods

From: Comparison of fieldworker interview and a pictorial diary method for recording morbidity of infants in semi-urban slums

Illness Number of days reported
Fieldworkers (%) Mothers (%)
Diarrhoea 128 (3) 112 (3)
Fever 389 (10) 232 (6)
Cough and cold 1917 (49) 993 (25)
>1 symptom reported 354 (9) 130 (3)
None 1843 (47) 2695 (69)