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Table 2 Demographic characteristics, morbidity, and care-seeking of under-five children expressed in percentage in 2009 and 2012

From: Out-of-pocket expenditure for seeking health care for sick children younger than 5 years of age in Bangladesh: findings from cross-sectional surveys, 2009 and 2012

Characteristics 2009 2012
Children (n) 7490 6944
Sex (boys) 50.8 51.9
Age (months)
 < 6 7.3 8.7
 6–11 11.0 9.7
 12–23 18.4 16.4
 24–35 21.3 21.2
 36–47 22.1 21.0
 48–59 20.0 22.9
Any illness in the last 2 weeks 50.4 34.3
 Non-priority illness1 73.6 77.6
 Priority illness2 26.4 22.2
Care sought from provider 71.8 82.5
 Care sought from trained health care provider3 13.6 20.7
Location of household
 Plain land 33.1 55.1
 Hard-to-reach areas 66.8 44.5
Area
 Comparison 50.9 50.1
 Intervention 49.1 49.9
  1. 1Non-priority illness: children who had a cough or cold, acute or chronic ear infection, diarrhea with no dehydration, anemia, or fever without malaria
  2. 2Priority illness: children who had pneumonia, diarrhea with dehydration, dysentery, malaria, or measles
  3. 3Trained provider working in public or private health care facilities