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Table 1 Summary of treatment practices for first action (health care) taken during recent fever in children (< 5 yrs)

From: Assessing malaria control in the Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana through repeated surveys using the RBM tools

  Survey period
  2000 2003 p-value
Treatment practices N = 184 % N = 185 %  
Action taken within 24 hrs 67.4 93.0 < 0.001
Appropriateness of prescription (drug prescribed vis-à-vis signs/symptoms) 39.7 56.3 0.001
Appropriateness of medication taken (dosage regimen by mother vis-à-vis national treatment guide line) 21.2 15.9 0.17