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Table 5 Perception and practice (source HH survey)

From: Feasibility and acceptability of ACT for the community case management of malaria in urban settings in five African sites

Indicators Kumasi Bolgatanga Jimma Lilongwe Ouagadougou
  Base
(N = 1054)
End
(N =
1000)
Base
(N =
530)
End
(N =
956)
Base
(N = 823)
End
(N = 2,307)
Base
(N =
823)
End
(N =
839)
Base
(N =
625)
End
(N =
798)
1. % knowledge of signs and symptoms of severe malaria           
■ Vomiting 3.8 42.7 9.9 3.9 59.4 24.9 12.8 61.5 36.8 46
■ Diarrhoea 5.7 59.8 14.5 41.6 6.6 1.6 9 36.1 12.3 32
■ Loss of consciousness 3.2 0.7 2.8 1.2 - - 44.1 29.0 18.3 14
■ Convulsions 8.0 4.3 - - 65.6 34.8 43.3 59.2 22.0 31
■ Yellowness 8.0 42.7 - - - - 5.2 20.4 26.0 21
■ High body temperature 50.7 71.7 35.5 14.9 96.2 85.5 0.7 2.6 70.2 95
■ Inability to feed/suckle 11.6 22.2 4.5 4.8 44.0 33.2 27.5 69.7 25.0 55
■ Weakness 40.0 0 43.8 32.1 5.6 6.1 10.5 18.6 26.0 27
■ Not passing urine 1.1 34.2 - - 0 - 22.0 53.4 - -
■ Fast breathing 16.8 23.7 - - - - 17.4 20.7 - -
■ Drowsy 3.7 61.7 - - - - 3.4 35.6 7.1 -
■ Don't know 7.1   - - - - 26.0 7.2 - -
■ Other 14.0   0.9 1.5 - - 0 3.2 - -
2. Preferred provider for childhood malaria treatment (N =
1054)
(N =
1000)
(N =
930)
(N =
956)
(N = 823) (N = 2305) (N =
671)
(N =
839)
(N =
625)
(N =
798)
■ Self-treatment (herbs) 0.0 0.0 30 0.6 0 0 6.6 3.0 29 13
■ Self Treatment (mod. med.) 0.0 53.2 - 5.7 0.0 5.6 68.1 26.6 - 3.4
■ CMDs 6.8 31.1 - 61.2 74.7 82.7 48.4 64.2 54 57
■ Public health facility 9.2 0.0 47.18 28.2 24.2 10.8 21.6 93.9 -- --
■ Private clinics 0.0 0.9 7.97 0.4 0.1 0.3 1.9 6.4 4 2
■ Traditional healers 2.5 0.0 0.44 0.4 0.8 0.3 1.0 0.5 5 4
■ Informal medicine vendors 3.1 24.3 10.52 0.8 0 0 47.5 5.1 23 29
■ Chemists/pharmacists 4.8 2.0 3.65 2.7 - - 0 1.5 - -