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Table 1 Frequency (%) of symptoms encountered and requested laboratory characteristics in febrile children below 5 years age at Omdurman Hospital, Sudan (N = 749)

From: Poor adherence to the malaria management protocol among health workers attending under-five year old febrile children at Omdurman Hospital, Sudan

Variable Frequency (%)
Symptoms  
Cough 398 (53.4)
Shortness of breathing 211 (28.2)
Vomiting 151 (20.2)
Convulsion 103 (13.8)
Diarrhoea 97 (13.0)
Inactivity 30 (4.0)
Runny nose 28 (3.7)
Laboratory characteristics  
Blood film for malaria 322 (42.9)
Leucocytes 415 (55.3)
Haemoglobin 313 (41.7)
Chest X-Ray 133 (17.8)
Rapid diagnostic test 66 (8.8)