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Table 2 Treatment-seeking behaviour

From: Economic costs of fever to households in the middle belt of Ghana

Name of provider Number (%) Wealth quintile groupings
Highest (%) Fourth (%) Middle (%) Second (%) Lowest (%)
Chemical seller Shop 356 (31.6) 53 (27.3) 64 (28.7) 109 (39.2) 51 (30.8) 69 (29.7)
CHPs 45 (4.0) 1 (0.5) 9 (4.0) 8 (2.9) 14 (7.3) 13 (5.4)
Private Clinic 202 (17.9) 76 (39.2) 52 (23.3) 23 (8.3) 21 (10.9) 30 (12.6)
Drug peddler 90 (8.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (2.2) 30 (10.8) 40 (20.7) 15 (6.3)
Herbalist 10 (0.9) 2 (1.03) 1 (0.5) 2 (0.7) 4 (2.1) 1 (0.4)
Health Centre 144 (12.8) 5 (2.6) 20 (9.0) 48 (17.3) 25 (13.0) 46 (19.3)
Hospital 256 (22.7) 49 (25.3) 64 (28.7) 56 (20.1) 28 (14.5) 59 (24.7)
Pharmacy 24 (2.1) 8 (4.1) 8 (3.6) 2 (0.7) 2 (1.0) 4 (1.7)
Total 1127 (100) 194 (100) 223 (100) 278 (100) 193 (100) 239 (100)