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Table 2 Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour of fever patients in previous two weeks in Gelongba and Mandong Districts, Shan Special Region II, Myanmar

From: Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and related factors of Wa ethnic minority in Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

  Number Percent (95%CI)
Time between onset of illness and treatment sought
24 hours 118 32.0 (27.2-37.0)
25-48 hours 24 6.50 (4.2-9.5)
> 48 hours 181 49.2 (43.8-54.3)
Never sought treatment 46 12.5 (9.3-16.3)
Place where first advice and treatment sought
Drug peddlers 178 48.2 (43.0-53.5)
Drug shops and market stalls 79 21.4 (17.3-26.0)
Community health centre 8 2.2 (0.9-4.2)
Village health workers 31 8.4 (5.8-11.7)
Other source 27 7.3 (4.9-10.5)
Staying home 46 12.5 (9.3-16.3)
Methods of diagnosis received
Microscopy 74 20.0 (16.1-24.5)
RDT 30 8.1 (5.6-11.4)
Clinical (non laboratory-based) 265 71.8 (66.9-76.4)