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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Profile and outcomes of patients with acute complications of malaria presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Demographics Number
N = 184
Percentage
n %
Sex
 Female 79 42.9
 Male 105 57.1
Age group
 1 month to < 1 year 13 7.1
 1 year to < 5 years 29 15.8
 5 years to < 18 years 24 13.0
 18 years to < 60 years 111 60.3
 ≥ 60 years 7 3.8
ITN use 125 67.9
Referral status
 Self referral 124 67.4
 Referred 59 32.1
 Missing 1 0.5
Clinical characteristics n (%) 95% CI
Vital signs
 Tachycardiab 83 (45.1) 38.1–52.3
 Febrile (T > 37.5 °C)a 71 (38.6) 31.9–45.8
 Tachypneab 56 (30.4) 24.2–37.4
 Bradycardiab 3 (1.6) 5.6–4.7
 Altered mental status 6 (3.2) 1.5–6.9
 SpO2 < 91% 8 (4.3) 2.2–8.4
Presenting complaints
 Fever 125 (67.9) 60.9–74.3
 Headache 56 (30.4) 24.2–37.4
 General body malaise 41 (22.3) 16.9–28.8
 Cough 15 (8.2) 5.0–13.0
 Vomiting 44 (23.9) 18.3–30.6
 Abdominal pain 13 (7.1) 4.2–11.7
 Diarrhoea 14 (7.6) 4.6–12.4
 Convulsion 26 (14.1) 9.8–19.9
 Black urine 2 (1.1) 0.3–3.9
  1. aAll measurements in axillary
  2. bAppropriate for age