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Table 3 a Proportions (number) distribution of secondary level diagnosis against PHC level diagnosis

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

Secondary level facility
  Anaemia Bronchiolitis GE Malaria Malnutrition Meningitis Pneumonia Sepsis Trauma
Anaemia 76.00% 19 0.00% 0 4.35% 1 35.90% 14 11.11% 2 0.00% 0 2.27% 1 7.41% 4 0.00% 0
Bronchiolitis 0.00% 0 5.17% 3 4.35% 1 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0
GE 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 39.13% 9 2.56% 1 5.56% 1 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 12.96% 7 0.00% 0
Malaria 64.00% 16 6.90% 4 30.43% 7 74.36% 29 22.22% 4 14.29% 1 6.82% 3 14.81% 8 0.00% 0
Malnutrition 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 27.78% 5 14.29% 1 4.55% 2 5.56% 3 0.00% 0
Meningitis 4.00% 1 0.00% 0 8.70% 2 2.56% 1 0.00% 0 57.14% 4 4.55% 2 11.11% 6 0.00% 0
Pneumonia 4.00% 1 86.21% 50 21.74% 5 7.69% 3 27.78% 5 14.29% 1 81.82% 36 18.52% 10 0.00% 0
Sepsis 12.00% 3 8.62% 5 17.39% 4 15.38% 6 22.22% 4 57.14% 4 11.36% 5 44.44% 24 5.56% 1
Trauma 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 1.85% 1 94.44% 17
Total unique diagnoses at Secondary level   25   58   23   39   18   7   44   54   18
  1. aThe total number of case records exceed 233 in this analysis as patients can be diagnosed with more than one condition at both PHC and secondary level facility