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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of children in general medical facilities* (%)

From: Recognition of depression in children in general hospital-based paediatric units in Kenya: practice and policy implications

Variables All sites (n) KNH (n) Embu (n) Kiambu (n) Kikuyu (n) Kajiado (n) Kibera (n) Makindu (n) Naivasha (n) Magadi (n)
Age in years 408 117 27 134 24 33 23 28 12 10
   11 to 13 13.7 12.9 11.5 10.3 21.7 21.3 21.7 18.5 28.5 20.0
   14 to 16 56.4 58.1 57.7 57.4 56.4 63.6 56.4 40.7 28.5 40.0
   17 to 18 29.9 29.1 30.7 32.4 21.7 15.1 21.7 40.7 35.7 40.0
Gender 383 111 23 128 22 31 22 24 12 10
   Male 59.1 62.5 52.2 70.8 54.5 45.2 54.5 52.2 42.9 0
   Female 40.9 37.5 47.8 29.2 45.5 54.8 45.5 47.8 57.1 100
Religion 396 111 25 130 24 31 22 27 11 10
   Christian 93.5 95.7 96 90.9 100 87.4 100 100 69.2 100
   Muslim 5.5 3.4 4 9.1 0 12.6 0 0 7.7 0
   Others 1.2 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.1 0
Education levela 395 115 27 128 24 30 22 27 12 10
   College 1.3 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 3.8 0 0
   Primary 39.6 49.6 66.7 18.5 45.5 40 45.5 53.9 85.7 60
   Secondary 59.1 50.4 33.3 78.4 54.5 60 54.5 42.3 14.3 40
  1. aPrimary level = 1 to 8 years of formal education; secondary level = 1 to 4 years of post-primary education; college level = post-secondary education.
  2. KNH = Kenyatta National Hospital.
  3. *from Figure 1, these different facilities represent different shades of characteristics