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Table 5 Proportion of children with signs and symptoms at peripheral and referral health care units after IRQA (paired data)

From: Acceptability and efficacy of intra-rectal quinine alkaloids as a pre-transfer treatment of non-per os malaria in peripheral health care facilities in Mopti, Mali

All children Peripheral care unit (N = 130) Referral care unit (N = 130)  
  % % p-value
Fever 79.2 70.0 ns
Convulsions 77.7 74.6 ns
Vomiting 71.5 56.9 0.05
Coma Blantyre score ≤ 3 54.6 20.8 < 0.01
Confirmed cases of malaria (N = 95) (N = 95)  
  % % p-value
Fever 87.4 73.7 < 0.01
Convulsions 76.8 74.7 ns
Vomiting 70.5 58.9 ns
Coma Blantyre score ≤ 3 58.9 23.2 < 0.01
  1. All signs and symptoms improved from peripheral health care unit to referral hospital, even if statistical significance was not achieved for convulsions.