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Table 4 Prevalence of symptoms and care seeking behaviour by region

From: Integrated community case management and community-based health planning and services: a cross sectional study on the effectiveness of the national implementation for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia

Indicator Volta region Northern region N %b
N %b
Had fever during past 2 weeksa 621/671 90.9 635/685 94.4
Had diarrhoea during past 2 weeks 287/671 49.0 291/685 42.7
Had cough during past 2 weeks 408/671 65.9 334/685 53.1
Had suspected pneumonia during past 2 weeks 153/671 21.4 80/685 10.2
Sought care (for any of the three symptoms) 639/671 93.1 626/685 92.8
From CBA 90/671 17.3 8/685 1.0
From CHPS 61/671 11.8 228/685 31.3
From health centre 130/671 12.2 155/685 21.1
From hospital 153/671 24.2 83/685 13.0
From private clinic 19/671 4.0 25/685 7.3
From licensed chemical seller 153/671 19.5 88/685 14.9
From drug peddler 29/671 3.3 33/685 5.5
From traditional healer 0/671 0 6/685 0.6
From other providers 4/671 0.4 0/685 0
Care not sought 32/671 6.8 59/685 7.3
Not aware/don’t have CBA 213/671 29.8 314/685 40.6
Sought care in the first 24 h (for any of the three symptoms) 299/671 40.0 413/685 62.5
From CBA 58/90 56.0 6/8 79.9
From CHPS 22/61 36.3 163/228 76.9
From health centre 62/130 33.8 104/155 72.4
From hospital 60/153 45.7 54/83 59.0
From private clinic 4/19 20.6 12/25 47.8
From licensed chemical seller 74/153 40.8 58/88 59.1
From drug peddler 16/29 49.7 14/33 55.6
From traditional healer 0 0 2/6 43.2
From other providers 3/4 54.7 0 0
Sought care in the first 24 h in case of fever 278/621 40.2 385/635 62.5
Sought care in the first 24 h in case of diarrhoea 140/287 40.6 159/291 58.3
Sought care in the first 24 h in case of cough 178/408 39.4 188/334 54.9
Sought care in the first 24 h in case of suspected pneumonia 71/153 33.4 47/80 56.4
Sought care from appropriate provider (for any of the three symptoms) 609/671 89.6 587/685 86.4
Sought care from appropriate provider in first 24 h (for any of the three symptoms) 282/671 38.1 397/685 59.1
  1. aFever refers to hot body or chills
  2. bWeighted estimates