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Table 5 Prevalence of fever with shivering in past 15 days prior to the day of survey and relevant health-seeking behaviour %

From: Knowledge on the transmission, prevention and treatment of malaria among two endemic populations of Bangladesh and their health-seeking behaviour

 

South-eastern districts

North-eastern districts

χ2 significance

 

M

F

All

M

F

All

 
 

a

b

c

d

e

f

C vs f

Had fever with shivering in last 15 days

1.7

2.0

1.8

0.5

0.4

0.4

p < 0.001

N

10147

9675

19822

16025

14962

30987

 

Health-seeking behaviour

       

   No treatment

35.8

41.3

38.7

20.5

25.4

22.7

 

   Self-treatment

10.4

11.1

10.8

15.1

11.9

13.6

 

   Drug store salespeople

35.3

29.6

32.3

45.2

49.2

47.0

 

   Paraprofessionals

2.3

4.8

3.6

2.7

3.4

3.0

 

   Professional allopaths (MBBS doctors)

14.5

11.6

13.0

16.4

8.5

12.9

 

   Others

1.7

1.6

1.7

0.0

1.7

0.8

 

χ2 significance

ns

  

ns

   

N

173

189

362

73

59

132