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Table 2 Prescription pattern for antimalarial drug combination and monotherapy

From: Antimalarial drug prescribing practice in private and public health facilities in South-east Nigeria: a descriptive study

Antimalarial drug regimens prescribed Frequency of prescription (% n)
  Government hospitals (n = 348) Private Clinics (n = 317)
Monotherapy 263(75.6) 264 (83.3)
Chloroquine 82 (23.6) 119 (37.5)
Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) 92 (26.4) 59 (18.6)
Artemisinin 59 (16.9) 46 (14.5)
Quinine 16 (4.6) 28 (8.8)
Halofantrine 2 (0.6) 6 (1.9)
Amodiaquine 3 (0.9) 0 (0.0)
Combination therapy 85 (24.4) 53 (16.7)
Chloroquine-SP 35 (10.1) 16 (5.0)
Quinine-SP 32 (9.2) 24 (7.6)
Mefloquine-SP 0 (0.0) 11 (3.5)
Artemisinin-SP 2 (0.6) 2 (0.6)
Artemether+lumefantrine 16 (4.6) 0 (0.0)
Insufficient data to determine 9 (2.6) 6 (1.9)