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Table 1 Baseline characteristics including care seeking and maternal knowledge about community acquired pneumonia of study population (n = 13,515) by intervention types

From: Effectiveness of various communication strategies for improving childhood pneumonia case management: a community based behavioral open labeled trial in rural Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Characteristics of Study PopulationFacility-based InterventionVillage-based intervention
YesNop valueYesNop value
Populations Surveyed n (%Male)3356(49.8)3373(50.1)0.763365(50.0)3364(49.9)0.99
Eligible children 2–59 months age n(%)1659(49.5)1692(50.4)0.421700(50.7)1651(49.2)0.23
Gender distribution of eligible children
 Children n (%Male)877(52.8)874(51.6)0.92875(51.4)876(53.1)0.07
Age distribution of eligible children
 2–11 months n (%)425(25.6)437(25.8)0.89447(26.2)415(25.1)0.44
 12–23 months n (%)425(25.6)402(23.7)0.21422(24.8)405(24.5)0.84
 24–59 months n(%)809(48.7)853(50.4)0.34831(48.8)831(50.3)0.40
Cases with possible pneumonia and their treatment providers (multiple responses)
 Children Suffered with possible pneumonia in last one year n (%)392(23.6)432(25.5)0.20420(24.7)404(24.4)0.87
 By Home Remedies n (%)117(29.8)150(34.7)0.14121(28.8)146(36.1)0.03
 By Medical store Keeper n (%)16(4.0)5(1.1)0.0118(4.2)7(1.7)0.03
 By Government Physiciann (%)21 (5.4)12 (2.8)0.0614 (3.3)24 (5.9)0.05
 By Private Physician n (%)269 (68.6)293 (67.8)0.81297 (70.7)260 (64.4)0.05
Knowledge of Mothers about symptoms of possible pneumonia
 Mothers Surveyed (N)1231123812391230
 Mother who heard about pneumonia n /N (%)1067/1231 (86.6)1115/1238 (90.1)0.011092/1239 (88.1)1090/1230 (88.6)0.71
 Fast Breathing n (%)150(14.1)156(13.9)0.96158(14.5)148(13.5)0.55
 Chest In drawing n (%)164(15.3)169(15.2)0.89147(13.5)186(17.1)0.02
 Inability to drink n (%)69(6.4)59(5.3)0.2463(5.7)65(5.9)0.85
 Lethargic n (%)32(3.0)18(1.6)0.0114(1.3)27(2.4)0.04