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Table 4 Part of patients' body used for temperature assessment

From: Detection of fever in children emergency care: comparisons of tactile and rectal temperatures in Nigerian children

Assessors Site of patients' body used
  Head Neck Chest Abdomen
  n % n % n % n %
House physicians 31 27.6 46 41.1 16 14.3 19 17.0
Nursing officers 39 34.8 27 24.1 19 17.0 27 24.1
Caregivers 50 44.6 39 34.8 0 0.0 23 20.6
All assessors 120 35.7 112 33.3 35 10.4 69 20.6
  1. X2 = 28.77, df = 6, p = 0.00