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Table 1 Profile of the AFP cases reported in Sokoto state, Nigeria, 2012–2019

From: Evaluation of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance indicators in Sokoto state, Nigeria, 2012–2019: a secondary data analysis

Profile Number of AFP cases Percent
(n = 3001)
Age group (years)
  ≤ 5 2478 82.5
 6–10 383 12.8
 11–15 17 0.6
  > 15 91 3.0
 Unknown age status 32 1.1
Sex
 Male 1692 56.4
 Female 1309 43.6
OPV doses
  < 3 42 1.4
  ≥ 3 2959 98.6
Fever at onset
 Yes 1773 59.1
 No 78 2.6
 Missing 1150 38.3
Asymmetry
 Yes 1911 63.7
 No 415 18.3
 Missing 541 18.0
Progression in 3 days
 Yes 1178 39.3
 No 52 1.7
 Missing 1771 59.0
Classified as true AFP
 Yes 1187 39.6
 No 31 1.0
 Missing 1783 59.4