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Table 2 Signs and symptoms of serious illness reported by mothers - Study 2

From: Introducing the concept of a new pre-referral treatment for severely ill febrile children at community level: a sociological approach in Guinea-Bissau

Symptoms quoted by mothers % Tchale (n = 36) % Bantandjan (n = 38)
Fever only 22.2 (8) 7.9 (3)
Fever plus another symptom 22.2 (8) 36.8 (14)
Fever plus two other symptoms 8.3 (3) 18.4 (7)
Fever plus three other symptoms 5.5 (2) 2.6 (1)
Other symptoms – without fever 30.6 (11) 15.9 (6)
Don’t know 11.2 (4) 18.4 (7)
Total 100 (36) 100 (38)
  1. Other symptoms: fatigue, vomiting, diarrhoea, anorexia, respiratory distress, prostration, convulsion, headache, icterus, pale face.