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Table 6 Help-seeking from outside the home for MRI with and without convulsions

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

Outside help seeking reported1 How reported2
  Vignette with convulsion (n = 101) Vignette without convulsion (n = 100)
  Total Fraction Spont. Total Fraction Spont.
Clinic & hospital 99.0 0.96 100.0 1.00
Government/community clinic 95.1 0.96 99.0 0.97
Government hospital 95.0 0.96 98.0 1.00
Local healers & religious leaders 84.2 0.40 66.0 0.26**
Local healers 69.4 0.46 57.0 0.26**
Religious leaders (pastors/Imams) 44.3 0.11 35.0 0.06
Other source of modern pharmaceuticals 13.8 0.43 19.0 0.21
Health worker in the community for advice 12.8 0.38 17.0 0.12
Drug/chemical shops for advice 3.0 0.33 8.0 0.25
  1. 1 Outside help-seeking 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.