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Table 2 Carers' knowledge about malaria in the Ambohibary and Lakato areas (District of Moramanga, Madagascar)

From: Use of pre-packaged chloroquine for the home management of presumed malaria in Malagasy children

   Areas  
Variable Results Ambohibary Lakato P <chi 2>
   No (%) No (%)  
Recorded symptoms Fever alone or in combination with others symptom* 195 (99.5) 223 (99.5) NS
Knowledge of malaria transmission By mosquitoes 144 (73.5) 73 (32.6) < 10 -4
  By other ways 23 (11.7) 23 (10.3) NS
  None 29 (14.8) 128 (57.1) < 10 -3
Malaria prevention used for children under 5 years Chloroquine 3 (1.5) 3 (1.3) NS
  Impregnated bed nets 63 (35.2) 78 (34.8) NS
  None 124 (63.2) 143 (63.8) NS
Knowledge of the use of pre-packaged chloroquine PaluStop® 140 (71.4) 171 (76.1) NS
  Ody Tazomoka® 137 (69.9) 65 (29.0) < 10 -6
  1. *Sweating, red eyes, shivering, joint pain, dizziness, cough, diarrhoea, runny nose, anorexia, vomiting