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Table 1 Descriptive summary of variables used in the study.

From: Applications of Bayesian approach in modelling risk of malaria-related hospital mortality

  Description n (per cent)§
Binary variables   
Sex 1 = female 1683 (7.7)
  0 = otherwise 2286 (7.6)
Day 1 = if admitted over weekend 2418 (7.5)
  0 = otherwise 1492 (7.5)
Season 1 = if admitted during dry season 1128 (5.4)
  0 = otherwise 1128 (5.4)
Distance 1 = if distance travelled is ≤ 5 km 1938 (7.4)
  0 = otherwise 1999 (8.8)
Referral 1 = if referred to hospital from networking PHC 1895 (8.8)
  0 = otherwise 1494 (6.1)
Metrical variable   Mean (SD)
age Age of child 30.5 (30.7)
los Length of hospital stay 78.9 (264.1)
ct Calendar time 44.8 (30.1)
Spatial/heterogeneity variables   
v 21 structured residential wards effects  
u 21 unstructured residential wards effects  
h 23 unstructured primary health care (PHC) facility effects  
N Total number of observations 3969
  1. § n = number hospitalised and percent died in that category
  2. SD = standard deviation