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Table 1 Causes of fever mentioned by caregivers

From: Socio-cultural predictors of health-seeking behaviour for febrile under-five children in Mwanza-Neno district, Malawi

Cause Frequency by women (No of FGDs N = 8) Frequency by men (No of FGDs N = 7)
Malaria 8 7
Cough 6 1
Teething 5 1
Sneezing/fluenza 3 1
Pneumonia 2 2
Anemia 2 0
Immunization 1 0
Diarrhoea 1 0
Other diseases 0 1
Vaginal growth (warts) 6 4
Vaginal itching 4 2
Coldness 4 5
Vomiting 4 0
Persistent crying 3 0
Malnutrition 2 2
Not bathing the child 1 2
Headache 1 2
Falling down during play 1 1
Cloudy atmosphere 1 1
Poor sanitation in the home 0 1
Improper flow of blood 1 0
Playing in the dust 1 0
Playing in water 1 1
Eating unboiled food 0 1
Soaked in rains 0 1
Mwana-mphepo 2 1
Cham'mimba 2 0