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Table 5 Time to seeking care for the last ill member of the household in the previous 2 weeks by cause of illness, age-group and gender; mortality and health survey, MSF Walikale project, 2017

From: Mortality and health survey, Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017: an example of the use of survey data for humanitarian program planning

 Same day2 to 7 daysOver 8 days 
n1% (95% CI)n1% (95% CI)n1% (95% CI)
Cause of illness      < 0.001
 Fever/ malaria11347.3 (40.6–54.1)12251.0 (44.7–57.3)41.7 (0.6–4.3) 
 Respiratory infection1737.0 (21.7–55.3)2860.9 (44.2–75.3)12.2 (0.3–13.8) 
 Diarrhoea1441.2 (26.7–57.4)2058.8 (42.6–73.3)   
 Pregnancy related350.0 (15.8–84.2)233.3 (7.8–74.7)116.7 (2.1–65.4) 
 Trauma/ accident350.0 (15.8–84.2)350.0 (15.8–84.2)   
 Other infection523.8 (9.8–47.3)1257.1 (30.9–79.9)419.0 (6.0–46.6) 
 Other1223.5 (12.2–40.5)2854.9 (36.1–72.4)1121.6 (11.1–37.6) 
Age-group      0.075
 Infant1653.3 (38.3–67.8)1446.7 (32.2 (61.7) 0.0 
 1 to 4 years5540.7 (32.8–49.2)7656.3 (47.3–64.9)40.3 (0.9–9.2) 
 5 to 14 years4251.2 (38.0–43.7)3846.3 (33.3–59.8)22.4 (0.6–10.0) 
 15 to 60 years4935.8 (28.6–43.7)7655.5 (47.0–63.6)128.8 (4.6–15.9) 
 60+ years526.3 (10.7 (51.5)1157.9 (36.5–76.7)315.8 (5.4–38.1) 
Gender      0.479
 Male7139.4 (31.5–47.9)9753.9 (44.9–62.6)126.7 (3.5–12.4) 
 Female9643.0 (36.4–49.9)11852.9 (46.4–59.4)94.0 (2.1–7.8) 
 167 215 21100%