Table 1

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of children with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (N=63)

Characteristics  n (%)
 Age in years
 Mean ± SD7.7±3.3
 Median (range)7.8 (2–16)
Gender
 Male45 (71%)
 Female18 (29%)
Tribe
 Luhya27 (43%)
 Kalenjin20 (32%)
 Luo8 (13%)
 Kikuyu2 (3%)
 Kisii2 (3%)
 Maasai2 (3%)
 Turkana1 (2%)
 Teso1 (2%)
Distance to MTRH (n=62)
 <50 km2 (3%)
 50–100 km16 (26%)
 >100 km44 (71%)
 Comorbidities
Malaria10 (26%)
 HIV6 (14%)
 Tuberculosis1 (2%)
Duration of symptoms before first hospital admission at MTRH (n=59)
 <1 month12 (20%)
 1–3 months24 (41%)
 >3 months23 (39%)
Stage of disease at diagnosis (n=44)
 Stage I3 (7%)
 Stage II5 (11%)
 Stage III29 (66%)
 Stage IV7 (16%)
Health insurance (NHIF) status at diagnosis (n=62)
 NHIF17 (27%)
 No NHIF45 (73%)
  • MTRH, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital; NHIF, National Hospital Insurance Fund.