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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