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Table 5 Characteristics of consultations with children under five presenting with respiratory symptoms in primary care

From: No time for change? Impact of contextual factors on the effect of training primary care healthcare workers in Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam on how to manage asthma in children - A FRESH AIR implementation study

n (%) [missing] Kyrgyzstan Pre-training* Consultations, n = 239 Kyrgyzstan Post-training Consultations, n = 36 Vietnam Pre-training* Consultations, n = 239 Vietnam Post-training Consultations, n = 133
Duration of consultation in minutes, median (IQR) 20 (20 to 25) 15 (10 to 15) 3 (2 to 3) [0] 2 (2 to 3)
Core respiratory symptoms asked:
 Recurrent cough 0 (0) [4] 31 (86.1) 10 (4.2) [0] 29 (21.8)
 Difficult breathing during this illness 36 (15.1) [4] 29 (80.6) 6 (2.5) [0] 9 (6.8)
 Recurrent difficult breathing 0 (0) [5] 10 (27.8) 0 (0) [0] 4 (3.0)
 Noisy breathing 10 (4.2) [5] 13 (36.1) 0 (0) [0] 2 (1.5)
 Wheezing during this illness 0 (0) [0] 19 (52.8) 26 (10.9) [1] 22 (16.5)
 Night or early morning cough 34 (14.2) [4] 36 (100) 15 (6.3) [0] 31 (23.3)
 At least one of the above 50 (20.9) [4] 36 (100) 48 (20.1) [0] 60 (45.11)
 Child or family history of asthma and/or allergy asked 106 (44.4) [4] 36 (100) 4 (1.7) [0] 7 (5.3)
Clinical examination performed:
 Expose the chest 219 (91.6) [4] 36 (100) 222 (92.9) [0] 81 (60.9)
 Respiratory rate taken 24 (10.0) [6] 26 (72.2) 60 (25.1) [0] 0 (0)
 Checked for chest in-drawing 0 (0) [6] 36 (100) 0 (0) [0] 1 (0.8)
 Stethoscope used 227 (95.0) [4] 36 (100) 219 (91.6) [0] 112 (84.2)
 Temperature felt/measured 100 (41.8) [4] 36 (100) 57 (23.9) [0] 8 (6.0)
  1. *Data reported in Kjærgaard et al. [5]