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Table 2 Categories of travellers which were proposed RDT travel kits

From: Self-diagnosis of malaria by travellers: a cohort study on the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests provided by a Swiss travel clinic

Travellers’ category (multiple entries possible) Total N = 691
n (%)
Long-term traveller (> 3 months) 478 (69%)
Traveller to remote areas 397 (57%)
Traveller’s request 117 (17%)
Health care professional 97 (14%)
Humanitarian worker 77 (11%)
Refusal to take chemoprophylaxisa 68 (10%)
Short-stay frequent traveller 30 (4%)
Others 32 (5%)
 Travellers with children 12
 Pregnancy (known/desired) 8
 Expatriate 8
 Visiting friends and relatives (VFR) 2
 Fear of serious drug interactionb 2
 Other reason, not specified 20
  1. aDespite visiting a high malaria risk area
  2. bBetween their routine medication (antidepressant and antiepileptic) and anti-malarials