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Table 1 Sociodemographic factors, treatment outcome and case fatality rates of paediatric EVD patients treated at the 34 Military Hospital in Sierra Leone during the 2014–2016 EVD outbreak

From: Epidemiological characteristics, clinical manifestations, and treatment outcome of 139 paediatric Ebola patients treated at a Sierra Leone Ebola treatment center

EVD patients’ sociodemographic
Characteristics
N (%) Survived N (%) Died N (%) Case fatality rate (%) p-value*
Total 139 (100) 108 (77.7) 31 (22.3) 22.3  
Female 78 (56.1) 68 (63.0) 10 (32.3) 12.8 <  0.05
Male 61 (43.9) 40 (37.0) 21 (67.7) 34.4  
0 to < 5 years 37 (26.6) 23 (21.3) 14 (45.2) 37.8 < 0.05
5 to < 10 years 42 (30.2) 31 (28.7) 11 (35.5) 26.2  
10 to < 15 years 60 (43.2) 54 (50.0) 6 (19.4) 10.0  
No education 37 (26.6) 23 (21.3) 14 (45.2) 37.8 < 0.05
Primary education 71 (51.1) 54 (50.0) 17 (54.8) 23.9  
Secondary education 31 (22.3) 31 (28.7) 0 (0.0) 0  
  1. *p-value was obtained by applying chi square test by comparing the case fatality rates and sociodemographic characteristics of paediatric EVD patients