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Table 2 Healthcare seeking behaviors among children with influenza-like illness (ILI) from healthcare utilization surveys in Suzhou, China, 2012–2014

From: Influenza-associated outpatient visits among children less than 5 years of age in eastern China, 2011–2014

  Municipal districtsa Countiesa
  No. total enrolled ILI in preceding one monthb Sought care for ILIc Sought care at SCHd No. total enrolled ILI in preceding one monthb Sought care for ILIc Sought care at SCHd
   n % n % n %c   n % n % n %
Gender               
 Male 3364 264 7.8 223 84.5 103 46.2 3137 183 5.8 145 79.2 7 4.8
 Female 3067 211 6.9 178 84.4 72 40.4 2934 167 5.7 132 79.0 10 7.6
Age               
 0- < 6m 587 19 3.2 14 73.7 9 64.3 573 13 2.3 8 61.5 0 0.0
 6- < 12m 976 77 7.9 69 89.6 43 62.3 860 44 5.1 33 75.0 1 3.0
 12- < 24m 1555 129 8.3 112 86.8 49 43.8 1375 65 4.7 55 84.6 3 5.5
 24- < 36m 1226 91 7.4 73 80.2 31 42.5 1133 70 6.2 55 78.6 4 7.3
 36- < 48m 1095 98 8.9 84 85.7 30 35.7 1092 89 8.2 65 73.0 5 7.7
 48- < 60m 992 61 6.1 49 80.3 13 26.5 1038 69 6.6 61 88.4 4 6.6
Total 6431 475 7.4 401 84.4 175 43.6 6071 350 5.8 277 79.1 17 6.1
  1. aMunicipal district comprises Gusu district, New and High-tech district, Wuzhong district, Xiangcheng district and Industrial Park. Counties include Changshu, Taicang, Zhangjiagang, Wujiang and Kunshan. (Fig. 1)
  2. bNumber of children identified as having symptoms of ILI in the one month prior to the HUS interview with their parent or guardian
  3. cAmong those with ILI in the past one month
  4. dAmong those with ILI who sought care in the past one month. (SCH = Suzhou University Affiliated Children’s Hospital)