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Table 4 Patients malaria knowledge and perceptions

From: Patient adherence to prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy in Garissa County, Kenya, after three years of health care in a conflict setting

Variables N % (95% CI)
Days waited before visiting health facility   
≤1 day 151 77.4 (71.0, 82.8)
>1 day 44 22.6 (17.2, 29.0)
Patient Seen AL before   
Yes 182 93.3 (88.8, 96.1)
No 12 6.2 (3.5, 10.6)
Don’t Know 1 0.5 (0.1, 3.6)
Patient Taken AL before   
Yes 63 64.3 (54.2, 73.3)
No 35 35.7 (26.7, 45.8)
Dislike AL   
Yes 6 3.1 (1.4, 6.7)
No 189 96.9 (93.3, 98.6)
Side Effects   
Yes 42 21.5 (16.3, 27.9)
No 153 78.5 (72.1, 83.7)
Fever 5 10.9 (1.9, 19.9)
Vomiting 38 82.6 (71.6, 93.6)
Headache 2 4.3 (−1.6, 10.6)
Weak & dizzy 1 2.1 (−2.0, 6.2)
Number of correct statements recalled   
None 9 4.6 (2.4, 8.7)
At least one 186 95.4 (91.3, 97.6)
Last time patient had malaria   
≤1 month ago 88 43.4 (36.6, 50.3)
>1 month ago 115 56.7 (49.7, 63.4)
Did patient receive RDT   
Yes 192 98.5 (95.3, 99.5)
No 0 0
Don’t know 3 1.5 (0.5, 4.7)
RDT Result   
Negative 37 18.9 (14.0, 25.2)
Positive 157 80.5 (74.3, 85.5)
Don’t know 1 0.5 (0.07, 3.6)