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Table 3 Inequities in number of days that adults and children were ill with malaria

From: Are there geographic and socio-economic differences in incidence, burden and prevention of malaria? A study in southeast Nigeria

  No of days adults (respondents and 'other' adults) delayed before seeking treatment Mean (SD) No of days adults(respondents and 'other' adults) ill with malaria Mean (SD) No of days children ill with malaria Mean (SD) No of days children delayed before treatment was sought Mean (SD)
Urban-rural differences
Rural 2.3 (1.6) 6.4 (4.7) 5.5 (2.5) 2.3 (2.9)
Urban 2.0 (1.3) 6.6 (4.5) 6.1 (3.6) 1.8 (1.2)
Equity ratio (R:U) 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.3
X2 (p-value) 6.2 (.013) .23 (6.3) 1.0 (.32) .03 (.87)
SES differences
SES quartiles     
Q1 most poor 2.1 (1.4) 7.4 (6.4) 6.1 (2.7) 2.3 (2.9)
Q2 very poor 2.2 (1.3) 6.4 (3.3) 5.3 (2.4) 1.9 (1.2)
Q3 poor 2.0 (1.3) 6.1 (3.6) 6.1 (4.0) 2.3 (2.7)
Q4 least poor 2.3 (1.6) 6.3 (4.6) 5.8 (3.0) 1.8 (1.5)
Equity ratio (Q1:Q4) 0.9 1.2 1.1 1.3
X2 (p-value) 2.5 (.48) 6.2 (.10) 2.6 (.46) 1.7 (.64)