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Table 2 Completeness of assessment areas under paper-based and electronic systems for five assessment areas not programmed into eIMCI

From: Using electronic technology to improve clinical care – results from a before-after cluster trial to evaluate assessment and classification of sick children according to Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) protocol in Tanzania

Assessment area from the IMCI protocol System    
Paper-based system Electronic system OR CI p-value
Child wasting 390 (58.5%) 297 (54.4%) 0.79 (0.53-1.2) 0.256
Palmer pallor†† 369 (55.5%) 250 (48.9%) 0.61 (0.37-0.98) 0.042
Edema‡‡ 65 (9.8%) 66 (12.2%) 1.5 (0.51-4.2) 0.482
Weight-for-height* 450 (67.2%) 381 (69.8%) 1.1 (0.39-3.0) 0.876
Vaccinations* 456 (68.1%) 391 (71.6%) 1.1 (0.43-3.0) 0.798
  1. Population average from GEE analysis; Np = 667, Ne = 546; †† Np = 665, Ne = 545; ‡‡ Np = 664, Ne = 543; * Np = 670, Ne = 546.