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Table 2 Summary of the dataset

From: Bayesian network models with decision tree analysis for management of childhood malaria in Malawi

Variable Number of encounters (%) Number of encounters (%) Number of encounters (%)
Malaria: present (N = 415) Malaria: absent (N = 724) Total (N = 1139)
Predictor variable
Age (in months)    
 2–12 103 (24.82) 276 (38.12) 379 (33.27)
 12–24 117 (28.19) 177 (24.45) 294 (25.81)
 24–60 178 (42.89) 229 (31.63) 407 (35.73)
 Other 6 (1.45) 15 (2.07) 21 (1.84)
 Unknown 11 (2.65) 27 (3.73) 38 (3.34)
Duration of illness (in days)    
  ≤ 2 214 (52.57) 375 (51.80) 589 (51.71)
 3 to 15 186 (44.83) 316 (43.65) 502 (44.07)
 15 to 30 5 (1.20) 6 (0.83) 11 (0.97)
 Unknown 10 (2.41) 27 (3.73) 37 (3.25)
Conscious    
 Yes 397 (95.66) 679 (93.78) 1076 (94.47)
 No 4 (0.96) 8 (1.10) 12 (1.05)
 Unknown 14 (3.37) 37 (5.11) 51 (4.48)
 Anemia    
 Present 38 (9.16) 55 (7.60) 93 (8.17)
 Absent 377 (90.84) 669 (92.4) 1046 (91.83)
 Unknown 0 0 0
Convulsions    
 Present 20 (4.82) 35 (4.83) 55 (4.83)
 Absent 386 (93.01) 661 (91.30) 1047 (91.92)
 Unknown 9 (2.17) 28 (3.87) 37 (3.25)
Cough or difficulty breathing (CDB)    
 Present 258 (62.17) 457 (63.12) 715 (62.77)
 Absent 143 (34.46) 230 (31.77) 373 (32.75)
 Unknown 14 (3.37) 37 (5.11) 51 (4.48)
Diarrhea    
 Present 109 (26.27) 190 (26.24) 299 (26.25)
 Absent 297 (71.57) 506 (69.89) 803 (70.50)
 Unknown 9 (2.17) 28 (3.87) 37 (3.25)
Fever (temperature > 37.5 C)    
 Present 148 (35.66) 159 (21.96) 307 (26.95)
 Absent 248 (59.76) 523 (72.24) 771 (67.69)
 Unknown 19 (4.58) 42 (5.80) 61 (5.36)
History of fever    
 Present 313 (75.42) 476 (65.75) 789 (69.27)
 Absent 78 (18.80) 199 (27.49) 277 (24.32)
 Unknown 24 (5.78) 49 (6.77) 73 (6.41)
Lethargy    
 Present 97 (23.37) 131 (18.09) 228 (20.02)
 Absent 309 (74.46) 566 (78.18) 875 (76.82)
 Unknown 9 (2.17) 27 (3.73) 36 (3.16)
Malnutrition    
 Present 6 (1.45) 5 (0.69) 11 (0.97)
 Absent 409 (98.55) 719 (99.31) 1128 (99.03)
 Unknown 0 0 0
Unable to feed    
 Present 59 (14.22) 78 (10.77) 137 (12.03)
 Absent 347 (83.61) 619 (85.50) 966 (84.81)
 Unknown 9 (2.17) 27 (3.73) 36 (3.16)
Vomiting    
 Present 132 (31.81) 199 (27.49) 331 (29.06)
 Absent 274 (66.01) 496 (68.52) 770 (67.60)
 Unknown 9 (2.17) 29 (4.02) 38 (3.34)