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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Risk factors for recurrent severe anemia among previously transfused children in Uganda: an age-matched case-control study

Variable Study category
Total (n = 196) Cases (n = 101) Controls (n = 95)
Age of child in months (matching criterion), mean (SD)* 31.3 (14.4) 32.2 (14.3) 30.3 (14.5)
Sex, n (%)
 Female 81 (41.3) 43 (42.6) 38 (40.0)
 Male 115 (58.7) 58 (57.4) 57 (60.0)
Mother’s age in years, mean (SD) 28.4 (6.3) 28.5 (6.4) 28.3 (6.2)
Study site, n (%)
 Jinja 116 (59.2) 58 (57.4) 58 (61.1)
 Masaka 34 (17.4) 16 (15.8) 18 (18.9)
 Hoima 25 (12.8) 12 (11.9) 13 (13.7)
 Kamuli 15 (7.6) 12 (11.9) 3 (3.2)
 Mubende 6 (3.1) 3 (2.9) 3 (3.2)
Caregiver relationship to the child, n (%)
 Mother 130 (66.3) 67 (66.3) 63 (66.3)
 Father 47 (23.9) 26 (25.7) 21 (22.1)
Others (Grand, Auntie, etc) 19 (9.7) 8 (7.9) 11 (11.6)
Occupation of caregiver, n (%)
 Employed 48 (24.5) 25 (24.8) 23 (24.2)
 Un-employed 148 (75.5) 76 (75.2) 72 (75.8)
  1. *SD = standard deviation