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Table 9 Options for seeking malaria treatment

From: High mobility, low access thwarts interventions among seasonal workers in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: lessons from the malaria containment project

Variable Treatment sought at
MMW
N (%)
Public health provider
N (%)
Private health provider
N (%)
Other
N (%)
First action if a migrant thinks he/she has malaria 64 (21.1) 247 (81.3) 95 (31.3) 102 (33.6)a
Potential place visited for malaria test 64 (21.1) 263 (86.5) 89 (29.3)
Action taken if malaria test positive 54 (17.8) 271 (89.1) 113 (37.2) 14 (4.6)b
Action to be taken if febrile patient with negative malaria test N/A 265 (87.17) 110 (36.18) 58 (19.1)c
  1. Multiple answers by all interviewed migrants (n = 304) where possible
  2. aOther includes take malaria test n = 86 (28.3 %); take drugs for malaria n = 16 (5.3 %)
  3. bOther includes traditional medicine n = 4 (1.3 %); stay home n = 2 (0.7); self treatment n = 8 (2.6)
  4. cOther includes stay home n = 7 (2.3); self-treat n = 43 (14.1); traditional medicine n = 8 (2.6)