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Table 2 Analysis samples and child health-seeking behaviours among children <5 years of age

From: Socio-economic inequalities in curative health-seeking for children in Egypt: analysis of the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey

Health-seeking behaviour outcome Samples and missing dataa Distribution of outcome in analysed sample and 95 % CI
Eligible sample Eligible sample size Missing data (%) Analysed sample size
Diarrhoea
1. Reported illness All children 10,006 0.12 % 9,994 8.4 % (7.8–9.1)
2. Sought treatment All children for whom symptoms of diarrhoea were reported 840 - 840 62.0 % (58.3–65.6)
3. Timely treatment All children for whom symptoms of diarrhoea were reported and who sought treatment 521 0.38 % 519 61.8 % (56.6–66.8)
4. Treatment from private provider All children for whom symptoms of diarrhoea were reported and who sought treatment 521 - 521 71.9 % (67.2–76.2)
Acute respiratory infection (ARI)
5. Reported illness All children 10,006 0.06 % 10,000 7.6 % (6.9–8.4)
6. Sought treatment All children for whom symptoms of ARI were reported 761 - 761 78.5 % (74.9–81.8)
7. Timely treatment All children for whom symptoms of ARI were reported and who sought treatment 597 0.17 % 596 62.0 % (57.0–66.7)
8. Treatment from private provider All children for whom symptoms of ARI were reported and who sought treatment 597 - 597 72.6 % (68.2–76.6)
  1. aWeighted sample sizes. Complex survey design was accounted for in calculations of proportions and confidence intervals. 95%CI: 95 % confidence interval