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Table 3 How malaria is actually diagnosed

From: Malaria treatment perceptions, practices and influences on provider behaviour: comparing hospitals and non-hospitals in south-east Nigeria

  Non-hospitals
n (%)
N = 191
Hospitals
n (%)
N = 34
Chi-square (p-value)
Physical exam only 52 (27.2) 12 (35.9) 1.3 (.17)
Recognition of symptoms 167 (87.4) 28 (82.4) 0.14 (.54)
Microscopy 66 (34.5) 25 (73.5) 20.5 (.0001)
Dipstick (RDT) 0 (0) 2 (5.9) 11.9 (.020)
Sufferer recognize & asks for treatment 21 (11.0) 7 (20.6) 2.9 (.085)
Others 21 (11.0) 4 (11.8) .053 (.51)