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Table 2 Description of sample

From: Quality of care for children with severe disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 All (%)Severe febrile disease (including malaria) (%)Severe febrile disease (non-malaria) (%)Severe pneumonia (%)Severe dehydration (%)
N3663052718919
 N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Urban vs. rural
 Urban20 (5.5)20 (6.6)0 (0.0)8 (4.2)0 (0.0)
 Rural346 (94.5)285 (93.4)27 (100.0)181 (95.8)19 (100.0)
Province
 Bandundu88 (24.0)73 (23.9)4 (14.8)38 (20.1)5 (26.3)
 Equateur101 (27.6)81 (26.6)6 (22.2)55 (29.1)5 (26.3)
 Katanga72 (19.7)61 (20.0)4 (14.8)36 (19.0)2 (10.5)
 North Kivu21 (5.7)17 (5.6)2 (7.4)15 (7.9)2 (10.5)
 South Kivu84 (23.0)73 (23.9)11 (40.7)45 (23.8)5 (26.3)
Health facility type
 Hospital119 (32.5)104 (34.1)4 (14.8)56 (29.6)11 (57.9)
 Referral health center37 (10.1)30 (9.8)5 (18.5)14 (7.4)2 (10.5)
 Regular health center210 (57.4)171 (56.1)18 (66.7)119 (63.0)6 (31.6)
Provider type
 Doctor92 (25.1)83 (27.2)3 (11.1)43 (22.8)10 (52.6)
 Nurse263 (71.9)212 (69.5)23 (85.2)137 (72.5)9 (47.4)
 Other11 (3.0)10 (3.3)1 (3.7)9 (4.8)0 (0.0)
Provider training on IMCI
 Trained131 (35.8)107 (35.1)11 (40.7)65 (34.4)5 (26.3)
 Not trained235 (64.2)198 (64.9)16 (59.3)124 (65.6)14 (73.7)
Patient sex
 Male200 (54.6)170 (55.7)13 (48.1)98 (51.9)13 (68.4)
 Female166 (45.4)135 (44.3)14 (51.9)91 (48.1)6 (31.6)
Patient age
 2–12 months113 (30.9)83 (27.2)11 (40.7)65 (34.4)13 (68.4)
 1–2 years101 (27.6)89 (29.2)6 (22.2)60 (31.7)4 (21.1)
 2–3 years73 (19.9)65 (21.3)6 (22.2)29 (15.3)0 (0.0)
 3–4 years54 (14.8)46 (15.1)3 (11.1)25 (13.2)1 (5.3)
 4–5 years25 (6.8)22 (7.2)1 (3.7)10 (5.3)1 (5.3)
  1. Notes: Column 1 shows descriptive statistics for all patients with IMCI signs of severe febrile disease, severe pneumonia, or severe dehydration. Column 2 shows descriptive statistics for patients with signs of severe febrile disease and a positive or missing malaria test, who are classified as “severe febrile disease (including malaria).” Column 3 shows descriptive statistics for patients with signs of severe febrile disease and a negative malaria test, who are classified as “severe febrile disease (other).” Columns 4 and 5 show descriptive statistics for patients with signs of severe pneumonia and severe dehydration, respectively. Patients with multiple severe disease indications are shown in multiple columns