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Table 4 Reported health seeking behaviour amongst those that died (N = 160), Retrospective mortality survey, Ouaka, CAR, 2020

From: Mortality beyond emergency threshold in a silent crisis– results from a population-based mortality survey in Ouaka prefecture, Central African Republic, 2020

  Total < 5 ≥5
na % (95% CI) na % (95% CI) na % (95% CI)
Healthcare facility 99 62.0 (53.2—70.0) 32 66.9 (51.0—70.7) 67 60.0 (50.0—69.1)
Community health Facility 41 27.1 (18.1—38.4)) 19 42.5 (26.6—60.1) 22 20.7 (21.2—32.9))
Health centre 13 7.1 (3.3—14.5) 4 8.1 (2.3—25.3) 9 6.6 (3.2—13.2)
Health post 28 20.0 (12.4—30.9) 15 34.3 (21.2—50.3) 13 14.1 (7.1—25.9))
Hospital 59 35.3 (26.4—45.3) 13 24.5 (13.5—40.3)) 46 39.8 (29.9—50.5)
Self-medication 9 5.3 (2.9—9.7) 2 4.3 (1.1—15.2) 7 5.7 (2.8—11.5)
Traditional practitioner 7 4.7 (2.2—9.9) 1 3.0 (0.4—19.9) 6 5.4 (2.3—12.5)
No care sought 46 28.7 (20.3—38.8) 12 25.6 (15.0—40.5) 34 29.9 (20.1—42.0)
Total 160   47   113  
  1. amore than one option could be noted