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Table 7 Time to treatment initiation, duration, disruption of income-earning and illness expenditure by study areas and sex

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 significance
  M F All M F All  
  a b c d e f c vs. f
Treatment initiated %        p < 0.01
   Within 24 hours 44.8 41.7 43.2 24.6 27.3 25.7 2)
   Beyond 24 hours 55.2 58.3 56.8 75.4 72.7 74.3  
Duration of illness %        p < 0.01
   ≤ 3 days 29.1 33.9 31.7 19.6 21.9 20.5 2)
   4–7 days 50.5 36.4 43.0 28.3 37.5 32.1  
   ≥ 7 days 20.4 29.7 25.3 52.2 40.6 47.4  
Days income-earning was disrupted (mean) 5.0 5.3 5.1 7.0 9.2 7.6 p < 0.003
(t-test)
  1. *beggar, unemployed, too old/sick to work etc.