TABLE 1.

Sociodemographic Patient Characteristics and Ward Distribution by Quality Improvement Project Phase, 2 Referral Hospitals, Mozambique

IndicatorPre-Intervention Phase, No (%)
n=426
Intervention Phase, No. (%)
n=1,254
Post-Intervention Phase, No. (%)
n=528
Total, No. (%)
n=2,208
Median age (IQR), months24 (10–72)36 (13–86)36 (11–84)36 (11–84)
Age group, years
    <1117 (27.5)292 (23.3)143 (27.1)552 (25.0)
    1–4165 (38.7)468 (37.3)184 (34.8)817 (37.0)
    5–982 (19.2)276 (22.0)125 (23.7)483 (21.9)
    10–1461 (14.3)213 (17.0)76 (14.4)350 (15.9)
    Not recorded1 (0.2)5 (0.4)0 (0.0)6 (0.3)
Sex
    Female186 (43.7)514 (41.0)210 (39.8)910 (41.2)
    Male240 (56.3)740 (59.0)318 (60.2)1,298 (58.8)
HIV status
    Positive31 (7.3)123 (9.8)31 (5.9)185 (8.4)
    Exposed21 (4.9)22 (1.8)6 (1.1)49 (2.2)
    Negative258 (60.6)793 (63.2)334 (63.3)1,385 (62.7)
    Not recorded116 (77.2)316 (25.2)157 (29.7)589 (26.7)
Ward distribution
    Infant ward112 (26.3)285 (22.7)137 (25.9)534 (24.2)
    General pediatrics114 (26.8)295 (23.5)100 (18.9)509 (23.1)
    Infectious diseases115 (27.0)408 (32.5)162 (30.7)685 (31.0)
    Respiratory diseases31 (7.3)128 (10.2)56 (10.6)215 (9.7)
    Pediatric oncology12 (2.8)65 (5.2)42 (8.0)119 (5.4)
    Pediatric surgery42 (9.9)73 (5.8)31 (5.9)146 (6.6)
  • Abbreviation: IQR, interquartile range.