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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

-

-