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Table 6 Purchase place of drugs used by caregivers who practised home treatment to treat malaria in children under 12 (N = 185)

From: Home treatment and use of informal market of pharmaceutical drugs for the management of paediatric malaria in Cotonou, Benin

Variates Formal Market IMPD Chi square
Categories Subcategories n = 118 (%) n = 67 (%) p-value
Therapeutic classes Anti-malarial 81 (69) 39 (58) 0.153
Antipyretic 71 (60) 54 (81) 0.004
Anthelmintic 4 (3) 7 (10) 0.101
Antibiotic 13 (11) 11 (16) 0.293
Supplements 10 (8) 16 (24) 0.004
Anti-malarial ACT 44 (37) 11 (16) 0.003
SP 6 (5) 1 (1) 0.425
Quinine 24 (20) 21 (31) 0.094
Chloroquine 3 (3) 8 (12) 0.019
Other anti-malarial 4 (3) 0 (0) 0.298
Galenic form Tablet/pill 101 (76) 66 (93) 0.003
Injection/infusion 1 (1) 0 (0) 1
Syrup 25 (19) 4 (6) 0.010
Other 6 (5) 1 (1) 0.425
Number of different therapeutic classes 1 60 (51) 24 (36) 0.048
2 46 (39) 31 (46) 0.334
≥ 3 12 (10) 12 (18) 0.132
  1. Statistically significant p values are in italic
  2. IMPD Informal market of pharmaceutical drugs, ACT artemisinin-based combination therapy, SP sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine