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Table 2 Characteristics of children who died in the study cohort

From: Non-malaria fevers in a high malaria endemic area of Ghana

  Attribute Died P-value
Household characteristics   Yes No  
Place of residence Urban 23 (22.5) 367 (20.9) 0.70
  Rural 79 (77.5) 1386 (79.1)  
Household size <5 54 (52.9) 883 (50.6) 0.29
  5–9 35 (34.3) 705 (40.4)  
  10+ 13 (12.8) 157 (9.0)  
Socio-economic status Least poor 20 (19.6) 388 (22.1) 0.82
  Less poor 23 (22.5) 357 (20.4)  
  Poor 15 (14.7) 307 (17.5)  
  More poor 21 (20.6) 366 (20.9)  
  Very poor 23 (22.6) 335 (19.1)  
Thatched roof No 60 (58.8) 1252 (71.4) 0.01
  Yes 42 (41.2) 501 (28.6)  
Animals in household No 32 (31.4) 500 (28.5) 0.54
  Yes 70 (68.6) 1253 (71.5)  
Distance from health centre <1 km 35 (34.3) 741 (42.3) 0.26
  1–4.9 km 35 (34.3) 585 (33.4)  
  5–7.9 km 22 (21.6) 266 (15.2)  
  ≥8 km 10 (9.8) 161 (9.2)