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Table 1 Demographic characteristic of children by survey during prospective and retrospective data collection

From: Assessment of paediatric inpatient care during a multifaceted quality improvement intervention in Kenyan District Hospitals – use of prospectively collected case record data

  Control Intervention
  Prospective Retrospective Prospective Retrospective
Baseline (Survey 1)     
Number of admission episodes included in analysis 253 1005 252 1130
Mean (SD) age (months) 16.2(13.3) 15.8(12.5) 17.0(13.3) 15.8(12.7)
Number (%) Male 101(56.1) 389(55.0) 72(53.3) 241(53.4)
Number (%) of children with structured admission form in medical records 24.0(9.5) 30.0(3.0) 0.0(0.0) 0.0(0.0)
6 month (survey 2)     
Number of admission episodes included in analysis 215 840 198 1022
Mean (SD) age (months) 14.4(12.3) 16.7(13.4) 14.6(12.1) 17.1(13.1)
Number (%) Male 97(50.5) 406(54.1) 88(56.4) 487(56.3)
Number (%) of children with structured admission form in medical records 98.0(46.2) 590.0(70.9) 185.0(96.4) 929.0(91.2)
18 months (survey 4)     
Number of admission episodes included in analysis 178 1147 199 1158
Mean (SD) age (months) 17.4(14.3) 15.7(12.8) 18.2(14.9) 16.2(12.8)
Number (%) Male 93(58.9) 588(53.0) 92(51.1) 639(58.0)
Number (%) of children with structured admission form in medical records 80.0(45.7) 642.0(56.0) 178.0(90.8) 1112.0(96.2)