Table 2

Nationwide mean weekly admissions in Sierra Leone, Q1–Q3 2020

Q1Q2Q3Q2–Q3
Mean (95% CI)Mean (95% CI)Q1–Q2 Change %P value*Mean (95% CI)Q1–Q3 Change %P value*Q2–Q3 Change %P value*
Total admissions2160 (2039 to 2280)1842 (1659 to 2026)−14.70.0051876 (1804 to 1947)−13.2<0.0011.80.715
Admission by sex
 Male753 (703 to 803)611 (531 to 691)−18.80.004675 (633 to 717)−10.30.01510.40.138
 Female1407 (1325 to 1489)1231 (1125 to 1337)−12.50.0091201 (1166 to 1235)−14.7<0.001−2.50.558
Admissions by ward
 Paediatrics680 (624 to 737)657 (560 to 754)−3.50.659618 (574 to 662)−9.20.067−5.80.435
 Maternity717 (688 to 745)701 (665 to 736)−2.20.453632 (615 to 650)−11.7<0.001−9.7<0.001
 Surgical285 (262 to 308)143 (133 to 153)−49.8<0.001214 (200 to 229)−24.8<0.00149.8<0.001
 Medical412 (375 to 449)294 (234 to 354)−28.70.002346 (323 to 369)−16.10.00317.80.090
 Unknown63 (54 to 72)43 (39 to 48)−31.0<0.00164 (58 to 70)1.80.81747.6<0.001
Admissions by sector
 Governmental hospitals1475 (1400 to 1550)1285 (1178 to 1392)−12.90.0051300 (1260 to 1339)−11.9<0.0011.10.784
 Private non-profit685 (628 to 742)557 (471 to 643)−18.60.014576 (535 to 617)−15.90.0023.40.670
Operations and deliveries
 Total operations486 (461 to 512)418 (402 to 435)−13.9<0.001477 (458 to 496)−1.90.52614.0<0.001
 Hernia repairs74 (60 to 87)29 (25 to 33)−60.7<0.00158 (51 to 65)−21.00.030100.8<0.001
 Caesarean sections192 (175 to 210)216 (206 to 227)12.70.014208 (199 to 218)8.40.083−3.80.214
 Deliveries435 (409 to 460)467 (448 to 486)7.50.033388 (364 to 411)−10.80.007−17.0<0.001
  • Q1=2020 weeks 2–13; Q2=2020 weeks 14–26; Q3=2020 weeks 27–39.

  • *Student’s t-test.