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Table 2 Treatment-seeking behaviour for febrile episoded in pre-school children from Equatorial Guinea in 2004 (N = 256)

From: Nutritional and socio-economic factors associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection in children from Equatorial Guinea: results from a nationally representative survey

  Total Rural Urban  
Characteristics Frequency* se Frequency* se Frequency* se P
Looked for help in Health facility        
Hospital, health centre, private clinic 30,5 4,1 36,5 6,2 24,7 5,3 0,21
Looked for help in other places        
Pharmacy, market, witch doctor, family and others 26,7 4,5 17 3,8 36,2 7,3 0,02
Mean time to seeking first treatment after fever onset        
Same day 22,8 3,9 20 3,7 25,6 6,8  
Next day 15,9 3 14,8 4,3 16,9 4,2  
After two or more days 15,4 2,6 20 3,1 11 4,3 0,15
Didn't seek treatment 45,3 4,6 45,2 4,6 46,4 6  
Treated with antimalaric drugs 41,8 3,6 44,2 4,3 39,5 5,6 0,60
Other kind of treatment 82,5 2,3 86,7 3 78,5 5,3 0,58
  1. *Frequencies are weighted and calculated according to the complex design taking into account clustering and stratification.