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Table 6 Health-seeking behaviour of patients by education and affluence %

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
  Years of schooling
  None 1–5 >5 None 1–5 >5
No treatment 39.1 41.1 28.8 20.7 26.3 10.0
Self-treatment 12.8 7.5 15.3 10.3 13.2 25.0
Drug store salespeople 33.8 31.8 32.2 55.2 39.5 35.0
Paraprofessionals 4.5 1.9 5.1 0.0 5.3 10.0
Professional allopaths (MBBS doctors) 9.0 15.9 16.9 12.1 15.8 20.0
Others 0.8 1.9 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.0
χ2 significance ns    ns   
N 133 107 59 58 38 20
  Household asset quintiles
  South-eastern districts North-eastern districts
  Poorest 3rd Quin. Least poor Poorest 3rd Quin. Least poor
No treatment 47.2 30.6 27.6 29.2 28.6 16.0
Self-treatment 10.4 14.5 10.3 16.7 14.3 24.0
Drug store salespeople 26.4 30.6 37.9 37.5 52.4 36.0
Paraprofessionals 3.2 6.5 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Professional allopaths (MBBS doctors) 11.2 12.9 17.2 12.5 4.8 24.0
Others 1.6 4.8 3.4 4.2 0.0 0.0
χ2 significance ns    ns   
N 125 62 29 24 21 25