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Table 2 Characteristics of children attending four representative local health facilities in Northern Uganda in May/June 2010

From: A case-control study of Burkitt lymphoma in East Africa: are local health facilities an appropriate source of representative controls?

  North-central North-west Total
Characteristic n % n % N %
   Sex       
   Male 488 53 39 44 527 52
   Female 436 47 49 56 485 48
Age Group, Years       
   0 - 2 716 79 7 8 723 73
   3 - 5 158 17 31 35 189 19
   6 - 8 21 2 25 28 46 5
   9 - 11 8 1 15 17 23 2
   12 - 14 5 1 10 11 15 1
Reasons for attending facility       
   Malaria 521 55 56 64 577 56
   Respiratory tract infection 291 31 12 14 303 29
   Urinary tract infection 16 2 0 0 16 2
   Gastroenteritis 54 6 5 6 59 6
   Skin 36 4 2 2 38 4
   Other 22 2 13 15 35 3
   Not recorded 2 0.2   0 2 0.2
Blood test for malaria done       
   Yes 399 77 6 11 405 70
   No 122 23 50 89 172 30
Malaria smear results       
   Positive 197 49 6 100 203 50
   Negative 202 51 0 0 202 50