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Table 2 a,b Agreement between PHC and secondary level facility on common childhood illness diagnosis

From: Clinical diagnosis in paediatric patients at urban primary health care facilities in southern Malawi: a longitudinal observational study

  PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE SECONDARY LEVEL FACILITY
Diagnosis Total Confirmed at secondary n (%) [95% CI] Total Identified at primary n (%) [95% CI]
Anaemia 24 19 (79.2%) [57.9,92.9%] 25 19 (76.0%) [54.9,90.6%]
Bronchiolitis 4 3 (75.0%) [19.4,99.4%] 58 3 (5.2%) [1.1,14.4%]
GE 12 9 (75.0%) [42.8,94.5%] 23 9 (39.1%) [19.7,61.5%]
Malaria 44 29 (65.9%) [50.1,79.5%] 39 29 (74.4%) [57.9,87.0%]
Malnutrition 6 5 (83.3%) [35.9,99.6%] 18 5 (27.8%) [9.7,53.5%]
Meningitis 9 4 (44.4%) [13.7,78.8%] 7 4 (57.1%) [18.4,90.1%]
Pneumonia 91 36 (39.6%) [29.5,50.4%] 44 36 (81.8%) [67.3,91.8%]
Sepsis 41 24 (58.5%) [42.1,73.7%] 54 24 (44.4%) [30.9,58.6%]
Trauma 20 17 (85.0%) [62.1,96.8%] 18 17 (94.4%) [72.7,99.9%]
  1. aThe total number of case records exceed 233 in this table as patients can be diagnosed with more than one condition (co-morbidity) at both PHC and secondary level facility
  2. bIn the Primary Health Centre columns, the denominator is the total number of diagnoses made at PHC for each condition, whereas in the Secondary Level Facility columns, the denominator is the total number of diagnoses made at the secondary level facility for each condition. The numerators for each set of columns are the same – the number of times a condition was diagnoses both at PHC and at the secondary level