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Table 3 Comparison of child health factors across regions: riverine and mainland, October-November 2011

From: Can Sierra Leone maintain the equitable delivery of their Free Health Care Initiative? The case for more contextualised interventions: results of a cross-sectional survey

Variable Riverine Mainland Chi-squared p-value
n % n %
Child Deaths 2 0.4 % 19 2.7 % 7.545 .006
Birth Certificate 163 33.5 % 231 33.0 % 0.013 .909
HIV Tested 291 60.4 % 550 80.2 % 54.086 .000
Child (12-59months) Dewormed
 Last 12 months
 Last 6 months
425
418
92.6 %
91.9 %
548
534
91.5 %
91.9 %
.294
.000
.588
1.000
Child (6–59months) Vitamin A Supplement
 Last 6 months
 Last 12 months
428
426
432
92.6 %
93.0 %
93.3 %
573
563
578
94.1 %
94.1 %
94.9 %
0.680
0.387
0.967
.410
.534
.326
Fully immunised
 Pre-FHCI
 Post-FHCI
393
273
120
84.9 %
86.4 %
81.6 %
560
413
147
91.5 %
92.0 %
90.2 %
10.840
5.669
4.042
.001
.017
.044
  Full OPV 423 90.2 % 612 94.3 % 6.098 .014
  Full DPT 414 87.5 % 613 94.6 % 16.893 .000
  Full PCV 431 91.5 % 613 94.9 % 4.568 .033
  BCG 444 91.7 % 674 96.6 % 12.073 .001
  Measles 417 91.4 % 568 93.7 % 1.690 .194
All 3 PNC 299 61.8 % 415 60.1 % 0.284 .594
Slept under net 470 96.5 % 660 96.4 % 0.000 1.000
Net was intact 244 52.5 % 430 65.4 % 18.577 .000
Breastfed 29 78.4 % 61 82.4 % 0.066 .797
MUAC 7 1.5 % 19 3.0 % 1.857 .173
Diarrhoea 24 5.0 % 25 3.7 % 0.903 .342
ARI 32 6.6 % 79 11.6 % 7.569 .006
Fever 53 11.0 % 113 16.6 % 6.952 .008
Treated in last 24 h 36 50.7 % 96 76.2 % 12.214 .000