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Table 2 Mothers' recall of ALu's dosage (n = 110)

From: Community response to artemisinin-based combination therapy for childhood malaria: a case study from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dosage recall n %
Twice a day for three days, six tablets in total 63 57.30
Three times a day for three days 11 10.00
Two times a day for five days 4 3.64
Two times a day for six days 3 2.72
Three times a day for six days 4 3.64
Two times a day for seven days 3 2.72
One tablet for seven days 5 4.55
Half a tablet, three times a day for seven days 3 2.72
Half a tablet, twice a day for seven days 2 1.81
Half a tablet, twice a day for two days 1 .90
Quarter tablet, three times a day for three days 2 1.81
One table a day for five days 2 1.81
Forgot the dose, cannot recall 7 6.36
  1. Note: For children in the 4 months to 5 years age group, weighing between 5 and 14 kilos, the standard recommended dose of artemether-lumefantrine is one tablet, twice a day after a gap of 8 hours, for three days in total (Guidelines for the treatment of malaria, WHO 2006).