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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile of EVD child survivors and close contacts

From: Post-Ebola sequelae among Ebola child survivors in Sierra Leone

Characteristics Variables EVD child Survivor n (%) N=159 Close contacts n (%) N=303 Total n (%) p-value
Age(years)a Mean ±SD (range) 11.08±3.68 9.56±3.38(5-17)   <0.001
Sex Male 78(49.1) 148(48.8) 226(48.9) 0.958
Female 81(50.9) 154(51.2) 236(51.1)
Weight(kg)a Mean 38.5±16.4 32.6±14.2   <0.001
Location of Participant Western Area Urban 75(47.2) 143(47.2) 218(47.2) 0.983
Western Area Rural 53(33.3) 99(32.7) 152(32.9)
Kenema 31(19.5) 61(20.1) 92(19.9)
Social Status Orphan 83(52.2) 43(14.2) 126(27.3) <0.001
Non-Orphan 76(47.8) 260(85.8) 336(72.7)
Education Level None 16(10.1) 46(15.2) 62(13.4) <0.001
Primary 93(58.5) 224(73.9) 317(68.6)
Secondary 50(31.4) 33(10.9) 83(18.0)
History of illness prior to Ebola Yes 47(29.6) 49(16.2) 96(20.8) 0.001
No 112(70.4) 254(83.8) 366(79.2)
How many times hospitalised before Ebola Less than three times 139(88.5) 281(93.0) 420(91.5) 0.113
Three or more times 18(11.5) 21(7.0) 39(8.5)
How many times hospitalised during Ebola outbreak Less than three times 140(88.1) 296(97.7) 436(94.4) <0.001
Three or more times 19(11.9) 7(2.3) 26(5.6)
How many times hospitalised after the end of Ebola Less than three times 51(32.7) 249(83.0) 300(65.8) <0.001
Three or more times 105(67.3) 51(17.0) 156(34.2)
  1. aStudent t-test was used to determine the difference between means