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Table 1 Age and sex distribution of the total population studied

From: Fever detection in under 5 children in a tertiary health facility using the infrared tympanic thermometer in the oral mode

Age group(Months) n Rectal temp. Mean (SD)(°C) Tymp. temp. Mean (SD)(°C) Recto-Tympanic mean diff (SD)(°C) t P
< 1 45 38.3 (0.6) 38.0 (0.8) 0.28 (0.32) 1.843 0.069
1 - 11 114 39.0 (0.7) 38.5 (0.7) 0.51 (0.32) 5.791 0.000
12 - 23 84 38.9 (0.7) 38.5 (0.8) 0.46 (0.36) 3.946 0.000
24 - 35 60 39.1 (0.9) 38.8 (1.0) 0.40 (0.43) 2.257 0.026
36 - 47 55 39.1(0.8) 38.8 (0.8) 0.33 (0.36) 2.238 0.027
48 - 59 42 39.3 (1.0) 39.0 (0.9) 0.28 (0.35) 1.336 0.185
0 - 59 400 39.0 (0.8) 38.6 (0.9) 0.41 (0.37) 6.962 0.000