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Table 1 Mothers' response to fever (n = 96 unless indicated)

From: Treatment-seeking behaviour for malaria in children under five years of age: implication for home management in rural areas with high seasonal transmission in Sudan

Variables Frequency (%)
Mothers recognized fever as "hot body" or "hot body with others symptoms or signs" 68 (70.8%)
Mothers defined malaria as "fever or fever with other symptoms or signs" 84 (87.5%)
Mothers blamed malaria for the child current fever 38 (40.0%)
Mothers believed that the common cause of fever in the area is malaria 76 (79.2%)
Mothers seeking advice from any source before coming to health facilities 58 (60.4%)
Mothers give the child any sort of care before coming to health facilities 49 (51.0%)
The care given to the child was drugs (n = 49) 44 (89.8%)
Village is the source of the care given (n = 49) 43 (87.8%)
Duration (in hours) of response from the initiation of fever (Mean ± SD) 67.8 ± 41.3
Mothers now in this facility because child condition deteriorated 93 (96.9%)
Decision for coming here was the decision of:  
   • Mother 41 (42.7%)
   • Father 17 (17.7%)
   • Mother/father 33 (34.4%)
   • Others 05 (05.2%)
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