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Table 3 Places where treatment was first sought 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 = 212
n (%)
Control villages
N = 168
n (%)
Chi-square
Self-treatment at home 20 (9.4) 12 (7.1) 0.99
Community health worker 0 (0) 0 (0) Not applicable
Treatment in primary health centers 20 (9.4) 25 (14.9) 1.87
Patent medicine dealer (drug sellers) 95 (44.8) 88 (52.4) 0.59
Hospital 44 (20.8) 17 (10.1) 9.37***
Others (including herbalists) 33 (15.6) 26 (15.5) 0.96
After implementation of CHW N = 84 N = 90  
Self-treatment at home 0 (0) 6 (6.7) 5.72**
Community health worker 22 (26.1) 1 (1.1) 23.6***
Treatment in primary health centers 20 (23.9) 12 (13.3) 3.33*
Patent medicine dealer 15 (17.9) 52 (57.8) 3.17*
Hospital 7 (8.3) 3 (3.3) 2.01
Others (including herbalists) 20 (23.8) 16 (17.7) 0.54
  1. Note: * = p < .10; ** = p < .05; *** = p < .01