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Table 4 First source of treatment by intervention area (n)

From: Access to artemisinin combination therapy for malaria in remote areas of Cambodia

First source of treatment Intervention area %
  None n = 317 Outreach n = 76 VMW n = 17
Village vendor 54% 63% 12%
Public health facility 6% 4% 0
Went to private practitioner 24% 7% 6%
Private practitioner came to home 6% 1% 0
VMW 1% 0 71%
Outreach 0.5% 17% 6%
Traditional healer1 3% 0 0
Other2 6% 8% 6%
  1. 1The number of "Traditional" treatments is probably underestimated. Patients often use local remedies early on in an illness, at the same time as modern medicines. These included local plants, rubbing with coins or cupping.
  2. 2"Other" included the military, de-mining organisations and forest rangers.