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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, presence of unmet surgical conditions in school-aged children interviewed in SOSAS, stratified by regions of Uganda

From: Availability of post-hospital services supporting community reintegration for children with identified surgical need in Uganda

   Uganda Regions  
  Total
(n = 1082)
Central
(n = 235)
Eastern
(n = 280)
Western
(n = 237)
Northern
(n = 330)
 
Demographic characteristics n (%)
Median (IQR)
n (%)
Median (IQR)
n (%)
Median (IQR)
n (%)
Median (IQR)
n (%)
Median (IQR)
p-value
Age (years)
 Median (IQR) 9.5 (7.1, 12.0) 9.6 (7.1, 12.2) 9.1 (7.0, 11.8) 9.9 (7.5, 12.6) 9.3 (7.2, 11.7)
Gender
 Male 518 (48.5) 109 (45.9) 151 (55.3) 145 (44.8) 113 (48.2) 0.04
 Female 564 (51.5) 126 (54.1) 129 (44.8) 185 (55.2) 124 (51.8)  
Village type
 Rural 880 (81.5) 198 (82.0) 221 (81.3) 264 (80.2) 197 (82.6) 0.13
 Urban 202 (18.5) 37 (18.0) 59 (18.7) 66 (19.8) 40 (17.4)  
Healthy in the past 12 months
 Yes 974 (89.7) 216 (90.2) 254 (91.5) 296 (89.6) 208 (87.3) 0.31
 No 108 (10.2) 19 (9.8) 26 (8.5) 34 (10.5) 29 (12.7)  
Surgical needs % % % % % p-value
 Injuries, acquired/ congenital deformity 6.2 7.6 4.4 4.9 8.8 0.45
  1. Interquartile Range (IQR) = 25th and 75th percentiles