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Table 2 Recovery from self-described malaria in adults and children, by initial health care provider and treatment given.

From: Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and recovery from malaria in a highland area of Kenya

  Medical facility Shop Traditional healer/herbal medicine No treatment
Therapy N % Recoveredd N % Recovered N % Recovered N % Recovered
Adults (N = 100)         
   Anti-malariala 51 86.3 5 80.0 0 0 0 0
   No anti-malarialb 0 0 12 16.7 0 0 4 50.0
   Not knownc 15 80.0 2 50.0 9 77.8 2 0
All 66 84.9 19 36.8 9 77.8 6 33.3
Children (N = 66)         
   Anti-malariala 32 81.3 1 100 0 0 0 0
   No anti-malarialb 0 0 18 38.9 0 0 1 0
   Not knownc 12 75.0 1 0.0 1 0 0 0
All 44 79.6 20 40.0 1 0 1 0
  1. a Sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine, quinine, amodiaquine, or chloroquine.
  2. b Paracetamol, aspirin, anti-histamine, antibiotics.
  3. c Respondent could not recall treatment or treatment content not known.
  4. d Percentage who reported recovery from symptoms with this treatment, with no requirement for further treatment.