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Table 2 Reported reasons for not receiving treatment from DDCs

From: Impact of community-based presumptive chloroquine treatment of fever cases on malaria morbidity and mortality in a tribal area in Orissa State, India

No. of villages/DDCs surveyed 457
No. of fever cases interviewed 3233
No. of cases not received treatment from DDCs 468(14.5%)
Reasons  
1. Unaware of DDCs 61(13.0)
2. No relief with chloroquine treatment 38 (8.1)
3. Prefer injections 35 (7.5)
4. Unwilling to get treatment for infants 42 (8.9)
5. Negligence, waiting to be relieved from fever 84 (17.9)
6. Prefer to take medicines from PHC/ANM/MPW 15 (3.2)
7. Absence of volunteers at time of visit 46 (9.8)
8. Unwilling to take treatment for women who have delivered 35 (7.5)
9. Belief that tablets reduce fever in day time only 15 (3.2)
10. Volunteer was from a lower caste 8 (1.7)
11. No one to help to approach DDCs 4 (0.8)
12. No trust in DDCs 65 (13.8)
13. Prefer sugar coated tablets 8 (1.7)
14. No stock of tablets with the volunteer at the time of visit 4 (0.8)
15. Unspecified 7 (1.5)
  1. PHC – Primary Health Centre.
  2. ANM – Auxiliary Nurse Mid-wife.
  3. MPW – Multi Purpose Worker