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Table 2 Preferences for different providers for the provision of near and appropriate treatment before and after implementation of CHW strategy

From: Consumers stated and revealed preferences for community health workers and other strategies for the provision of timely and appropriate treatment of malaria in southeast Nigeria

Before implementation of CHW Intervention villages
N = 600
n (%)
Comparison villages
N = 600
n (%)
Chi-square
Self-treatment at home 68 (11.3) 135 (22.5) 26.2***
Community health workers 315 (52.5) 283 (47.2) 3.74*
Education to mothers to self-treat 35 (5.8) 29 (4.8) 0.63
Treatment in primary health centers 72 (12.0) 82 (13.7) 0.69
Train patent medicine dealers (drug sellers) 28 (4.7) 2 (0.3) 23.14***
Hospitals 49 (8.2) 22 (3.7) 11.05***
Others (including herbalists) 3 (0.5) 7 (1.2) 1.59
After implementation of CHW N = 300 N = 300  
Self-treatment at home 17 (5.7) 20 (6.7) 0.28
Communityd health workers 209 (69.7) 121 (40.3) 48.45***
Education to mothers to self-treat 9 (3.0) 31 (10.3) 13.0***
Treatment in primary health centers 41 (13.7) 75 (25.0) 10.7***
Train patent medicine dealers (drug sellers) 1 (0.3 40 (13.3) 40.04***
Hospitals 15 (5.0) 8 (2.7) 2.16
Others 8 (2.7) 2 (0.7) 3.70*
  1. Note: * = p < .10; ** = p < .05; *** = p < .01