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Table 4 Follow-up data in febrile children attending HUCSH, 2018–2019

From: Clinical management and outcomes of acute febrile illness in children attending a tertiary hospital in southern Ethiopia

  Day 7(± 1) follow-up
n (%)
Day 14(± 1) follow-up
n (%)
Follow-up status N = 433 N = 422
Completed 409 (94.5) 391 (92.7)
Lost to follow-up 24 (5.5) 31 (7.3)
Child status N = 409 N = 391
Live 398 (97.3) 391 (100)
Died 11 (2.7) 0
Fever status N = 398 N = 391
Resolved 357 (89.7) 358 (91.6)
Persisted 41 (10.3) 16 (4.1)
Relapsed - 17 (4.3)
Caregivers’ further action after first visit N = 398 N = 391
No further action taken 371 (93.2) 380 (97.2)
Visited other facilities 19 (4.8) 7 (1.8)
Self-prescribed drug 3 (0.8) 2 (0.5)
Unscheduled re-consultation 3 (0.8) 1 (0.3)
Other 2 (0.5) 1 (0.3)
Time of hospitalization N = 409  
Hospitalized on first visit 153 (37.4) -
Hospitalized on follow-up 1 (0.2) 1
Not hospitalized 255 (62.3) -