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Table 1 Patients’ presenting symptoms (%)

From: Malaria diagnosis and treatment practices following introduction of rapid diagnostic tests in Kibaha District, Coast Region, Tanzania

Variable <5 years >5 years All patients p-value
Number of patients 87 108 195  
Fever 87 (100) 108 (100) 195 (100)  
Cough/chest symptoms 41 (47.1) 48 (44.4) 89 (45.6) 0.71
Flu-like symptoms 36 (41.1) 15 (13.9) 51 (26.2) 0.00
Headache 2 (2.3) 35 (32.4) 37 (19) 0.00
Generalized body malaise 1 (1.1) 20 (18.5) 21 (10.8) 0.00
Diarrhoea 15 (17.2) 7 (6.5) 22 (11.3) 0.02
Vomiting 13 (14.9) 8 (7.4) 21 (10.8) 0.09
Skin rash 13 (14.9) 6 (5.6) 19 (9.7) 0.03
Abdominal pain 4 (4.6) 13 (12.0) 17 (8.7) 0.07