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Table 1 General profile of fever cases in the community and hospital surveys in the malaria-endemic areas of Assam, Northeast India

From: Determination of cut-off and correlates of delay in treatment-seeking of febrile illness: a retrospective analysis

Background characteristicsType of surveyχ2 / Z testp-value
CommunityHospital
Total fever cases1989350  
District (n, %)
 Golaghat995 (50.0)187 (53.4)0.90.329
 Tinsukia994 (50.0)163 (46.6)  
Age group (years) (n, %)
  < 201080 (54.3)147 (42.0)33.2< 0.001
 20–40525 (26.4)145 (41.1)  
  > 40383 (19.3)58 (16.6)  
Gender (n, %)
 Female1171 (58.9)132 (37.7)54< 0.001
 Male818 (41.1)218 (62.3)  
Religion (n, %)
 Hindu1841 (92.6)316 (90.3)2.10.143
 Others148 (7.4)34 (9.7)  
Occupation (n, %)
 Not-working528 (26.5)127 (36.3)52.4< 0.001
 Agriculture774 (38.9)170 (48.6)  
 Non-agriculture687 (34.5)53 (15.1)  
Place of residence (n, %)
 Rural1750 (88.0)113 (32.3)569.6< 0.001
 Urban239 (12.0)237 (67.7)  
Health Services (n, %)
 Government1303 (65.5)198 (56.6)106.1< 0.001
 Private686 (34.5)152 (43.4)  
Continuous data (mean ± SD)
 Age of fever cases (years)23.1 ± 18.724.2 ± 15.21.2  0.229
 Monthly family income (INR)2534 ± 18163610 ± 20299.29< 0.001
 Distance to health centre (km)4.2 ± 5.017.0 ± 20.111.9< 0.001
 Delay in reporting (days)3.6 ± 2.14.0 ± 2.62.7  0.006
 Duration of treatment (days)4.5 ± 3.24.3 ± 3.80.9  0.353
 Expenditure on medicines (INR)118.1 ± 248.6454.5 ± 388.615.7< 0.001