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Table 2 Level and source of initial care in fatal acute febrile illness / malaria by age group in the Rufiji DSS sentinel area, 1999–2001

From: Care-seeking patterns for fatal malaria in Tanzania

Level of Care Provider Age
  <5 5+
Government VHW 0.0% 0.7%
  Dispensary 19.4% 11.2%**
  Health Centre 20.0% 14.4%*
  Hospital 5.3% 5.0%
Home Mothers 2.5% 2.2%
  Family 9.4% 13.2%
  Drug Shops 8.1% 20.6%**
Non-Government Dispensary 10.3% 5.5%*
  Health Centre 1.6% 2.0%
  Hospital 2.2% 2.5%
  TM at Practitioner 6.6% 6.5%
  TM at Home 2.8% 1.7%
None None 11.9% 14.3%
   100% 48%
  Number 320 402
  Total   722
  1. * Significant at 5% level; ** Significant at 1% level TM Traditional Medicine or Practice