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Table 1 Signs and symptoms of febrile children (n = 357)

From: Use and limitations of malaria rapid diagnostic testing by community health workers in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo

  Age category
Sign or symptom <1 yr (n = 78) 1-4 yr (n = 106) ≥ 5 yr
(n = 173)
Fever 78 (100) 106 (100) 173 (100)
headache 3 (3) 45 (42) 123 (71)
fatigue/lethargy 24 (30) 44 (41) 69 (39)
chills 21 (26) 29 (27) 35 (20)
decreased oral intake/poor feeding 18 (23) 34 (32) 33 (19)
myalgia 0 10 (9) 34 (19)
vomiting 7 (8) 20 (18) 17 (9)
prolonged crying 30 (38) 8 (7) 0
seizures 22 (28) 5 (4) 0
dizziness 0 5 (4) 21 (12)
coryza 2 (2) 8 (7) 17 (9)
cough 3 (3) 5 (4) 9 (5)
pallor 9 (11) 4 (3) 2 (1)
diarrhoea 3 (3) 10 (9) 0
respiratory distress 5 (6) 4 (3) 1 (0.6)
visual disturbance 0 0 3 (1)
splenomegaly 0 0 1 (0.6)
lumbar pain 0 1 (0.9) 2 (1)
abdominal pain 0 0 1 (0.6)
joint pain 0 0 1 (0.6)