Table 2

 Assessment and classification of children by health workers

Before IMCI (n = 80) No. (%)After IMCI (n = 64) No. (%)Difference (95% CI)
Caregiver asked about cough48 (60)58 (90)30 (17 to 43)
Caregiver asked about diarrhoea30 (37.5)48 (75)37.5 (22.5 to 52.5)
Caregiver asked about fever41 (53)55 (86)33 (19 to 47)
Caregiver asked about cough, diarrhoea, and fever14 (17.5)47 (72)54.5 (41 to 68)
Weight checked against a growth card66 (82.5)62 (97)14.5 (5.5 to 23.5)
Vaccination status checked53 (64)55 (86)22 (9 to 35)
Child is correctly classified for three major symptoms36 (45)55 (90)45 (31 to 59)
Child with low or very low weight is correctly classified5/9 (55.5)4/6 (67)11.5 (–18.5 to 21)
Integrated assessment (mean score); no. of key tasks performed correctly (max = 10)5.28.23 (1.5 to 4.5)