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Table 6 Treatment seeking behavior among malaria infected native and immigrant population

From: Malaria prevalence in Mangaluru city area in the southwestern coastal region of India

  Group P value
Immigrants Native
n % n %
Measures taken after feeling sick
 Allopathy clinic 75 27.5 82 46.3 0.001
 Herbal medication 0 0 1 0.5
 Drug seller 107 39.3 59 33.3
 Home remedy 2 0.7 4 2.2
 No measure was taken 88 32.3 32 18
Treatment time after feeling sick
 Within 2–4 days 128 47.0 94 53.1 0.059
 No delay within 24 h 60 22.0 47 26.5
 No treatment taken 84 30.8 37 20.9
Reason for delay in treatment
 Not aware where to go 42 15.4 14 7.9 0.076
 Self-medication 19 6.9 18 10.1
 Financial issues 80 29.4 42 23.7