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Table 2 Duration of illness for which the child was seeking medical services (%)

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

Duration of illness All sites (n = 305) KNHa (n = 110) Embu (n = 24) Kiambu (n = 63) Kikuyua (n = 14) Kajiado (n = 25) Kibera (n = 23) Makindu (n = 25) Naivasha (n = 11) Magadi (n = 10)
1 to 6 days 30.2 13.6 20.8 50.8 28.6 24.0 60.9 36.0 27.3 40.0
1 to 3 weeks 23.9 19.1 58.3 31.7 14.3 20.0 13.0 12.0 18.2 30.0
1 to 3 months 15.7 17.3 12.5 9.5 14.3 24.0 17.4 24.0 18.2 0
4 to 6 months 4.9 8.2 0 1.6 0 8.0 0 4.0 18.2 0
7 to 9 months 3.0 4.5 0 3.2 0 4.0 0 4.0 0 0
10 to 11 months 0.7 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
≥ 1 year 21.6 37.3 4.2 1.6 42.8 20.1 8.7 20.0 18.2 20.0
  1. aKNH takes referrals for complicated cases from across the nation, while Kikuyu also has referrals for eye problems from across the country.
  2. KNH = Kenyatta National Hospital.