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Table 5 Self-help at home for MRI with and without convulsions

From: Community concepts of malaria-related illness with and without convulsions in southern Ghana

Self help at home reported1 How reported2
  Vignette with convulsion (n = 101) Vignette without convulsion (n = 100)
  Total Fraction Spont. Total Fraction Spont.
Herbal & other local actions 96.0 0.92 99.0 0.76**
Home-prepared herbal medications for drinking 72.3 0.75 83.0 0.60
Bathing with ordinary cold water (tepid sponging) 67.3 0.34 70.0 0.34
Home-prepared herbal medications for enema 52.4 0.62 44.0 0.46*
Home-prepared herbal medications for bathing 40.6 0.73 33.0 0.30*
Other actions (scarification etc) 22.9 0.96 5.0 1.00**
Home-prepared herbal medications for other uses 8.0 0.88 8.0 0.50
Modern pharmaceuticals 52.5 0.34 92.0 0.60**
Drug/chemical shops to purchase drugs 47.6 0.31 89.0 0.57**
Other leftover drugs at home 7.7 0.26 9.0 0.33
Leftover antimalarials at home 1.0 1.00 7.0 0.86**
  1. 1 Self-help at home analysed as groups (in bold) based on reported categories that follow.
  2. *p ≤ 0.10 and ** p ≤ 0.05. Wilcoxon test for comparison of prominence of reported categories (2 = spontaneous, 1 = probed response, 0 = not reported).
  3. 2Column values indicate frequency of reported categories and the fraction of these reported spontaneously.
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