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Table 4 Level and source of accumulative care in fatal acute febrile illness / malaria, all ages, in the Rufiji DSS sentinel area, 1999–2001

From: Care-seeking patterns for fatal malaria in Tanzania

Level of Care Provider Cumulative Events
   No. %
Government VHW* 5 0.8%
  Dispensary 92 14.5%
  Health Centre 104 16.4%
  Hospital 67 10.6%
Home Mothers 19 3.0%
  Family 64 10.1%
  Drug Shops 36 5.7%
Non-Government Dispensary 77 12.2%
  Health Centre 39 6.2%
  Hospital 30 4.7%
  TM** at Practitioner 73 11.5%
  TM** at Home 27 4.3%
  Total care seeking 633 100.0%
  1. VHW* Village Health Worker; TM** Traditional Medicine or Practice