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Table 1 Respondents

From: Local illness concepts and their relevance for the prevention and control of malaria during pregnancy in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi: findings from a comparative qualitative study

Method Respondent type Central Ghana Northern Ghana Kenya Malawi Total
Free listing and sorting Community members 12 16 17 24 59
  Pregnant women 10 10 7 11 38
  Health providers* 10 11 6 5 32
In-depth interviews Pregnant women 84 64 69 68 285
  Health providers* 33 34 17 21 105
  Relatives 26 29 20 16 91
  Opinion leaders 12 12 10 12 46
Case studies Pregnant women 19 18 12 18 67
Focus group discussions Community members 10 16 9 16 51
  1. *Includes health care staff involved with the provision of ANC at health facilities and TBA working in the communities.