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Table 4 Comparison of proportions of patient adherent to treatment and reported experiencing side effects by type of ACT prescribed, 2016, Guinea

From: Prescriber practices and patient adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Guinea, 2016

  ASAQ AL p*
(n = 1060) (n = 770)
n (%) n (%)
Proportion of adherent patients 1003 (94.6) 742 (96.4) 0.08
Reported side effects 361 (34.1) 68 (8.8) < 0.001
Vomiting 57 (5.4) 22 (2.9) 0.009
Fatigue 287 (27.1) 14 (1.8) < 0.001
Dizziness 42 (4.0) 10 (1.3) 0.001
Gastro-intestinal trouble 47 (4.4) 23 (3.0) 0.11
Drowsiness 50 (4.7) 6 (0.8) < 0.001
Other side effecta 14 (1.3) 5 (0.6) < 0.16
  1. * χ2 test
  2. aAnorexia (n = 4), ringing in the ears (n = 3), facial puffiness (n = 2), insomnia (n = 1), cough (n = 1), itch (n = 1), headache (n = 2), fever (n = 1), chills (n = 4)