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Table 1 Demographics of children under 60 months presenting to the Keneba clinic and of all children under 60 months to die in Kiang West over the reporting period (January 2010 to December 2014)

From: Nutritional status and disease severity in children acutely presenting to a primary health clinic in rural Gambia

  All (n = 21,278) Non-severe (n = 20,317) Severe (n = 961) All deaths (n = 160)a Deaths: no prior clinic visit (n = 110)a Deaths: prior clinic visit (n = 50) p-value (death no visit vs death with visit) N = 21,278 (%)b
Median age at visit/death, months (IQR) 20.23 (23.92) 20.47 (26.12) 15.67 (18.30) 0.10 (1.03) 0.13 (4.11) 12.72 (21.70) < 0.001 21,278 (100%)
Presentations / deaths by neonates (%) 323 (1.5%) 283 (1.4%) 40 (4.2%) 78 (48.1%) 69 (62.7%) 7 (14.0%) < 0.001 21,278 (100%)
Presentations / deaths by infants (%) 6606 (31.0%) 6243 (30.7%) 362 (37.7%) 121 (74.7%) 95 (86.4%) 24 (48.0%) < 0.001 21,278 (100%)
Presentations / deaths by girls (%) 10,089 (47.4%) 9666 (47.6%) 423 (44.0%) 75 (46.9%) 51 (46.2%) 24 (48.0%) 0.85 21,278 (100%)
Median mothers age at visit / death, years (IQR) 30.9 (11.1) 30.8 (11.1) 31.5 (11.1) 28.2 (10.9) 20,099 (94.5%)
Median birth order at visit / death (IQR) 4 (4) 4 (4) 4 (5) 4 (4) 20,099 (94.5%)
Median distance (kilometre) to clinic (IQR) 5.3 (11.6) 5.3 (11.6) 10.5 (19.0) 16.8 (13.5) 21.0 (12.4) 13.2 (8.8) 0.02 21,278 (100%)
Access to free transport to clinic (%) 11,692 (55.0%) 11,292 (44.4%) 400 (41.6%) 21 (13.1%) 15 (13.6%) 6 (11.5%) 0.78 21,278 (100%)
Mother education level         17,282 (81.2%)
Data unavailable 3966 (18.8) 3848 (19.0) 148 (15.4) 13 (26.0)  
No formal education 13,728 (64.5) 13,061 (63.4) 667 (69.5) 27 (54.0)  
Primary 2208 (10.4) 2101 (10.3) 107 (11.1) 0 (0.0)  
Lower secondary 171 (0.8) 166 (0.8) 5 (0.5) 3 (6.0)  
Upper secondary 990 (4.6) 962 (4.7) 28 (2.9) 0 (0.0)  
College and university 185 (0.9) 179 (0.9) 6 (0.6)   
  1. a Data on mothers age, mother’s education level and child’s birth order were unavailable for children who did not attend the clinic prior to death
  2. b Total number of data points available for each variable (% of visits for which data are available)