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Table 4 PPMVs’ knowledge of danger signs of severe malaria

From: Malaria testing and treatment knowledge among selected rural patent and proprietary medicine vendors (PPMV) in Nigeria

  Oyo Bayelsa Total
(N = 160)
Ibarapa East
(N = 40)
Kajola
(N = 40)
Brass
(N = 40)
Ogbia
(N = 40)
Child danger signs 
 Persistent fever 13 (32.5) 24 (60.0) 24 (60.0) 23 (57.5) 84 (52.5)
 Severe vomiting 24 (60.0) 20 (50.0) 24 (60.0) 13 (32.5) 81 (50.6)
 Convulsions 15 (37.5) 14 (35.0) 18 (45.0) 14 (35.0) 61 (38.1)
 Inability to sit or stand 7 (17.5) 15 (37.5) 19 (47.5) 8 (20.0) 49 (30.6)
 Inability to eat, drink or breastfeed 14 (35.0) 6 (15.0) 9 (22.5) 11 (27.5) 40 (25.0)
 Difficulty breathing/fast breathing 7 (17.5) 5 (12.5) 3 (7.5) 2 (5.0) 17 (10.6)
 Coma 1 (2.5) 6 (15.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (4.4)
Treatment of child with severe malaria 
 Refer to health facility 25 (62.5) 24 (60.0) 31 (77.5) 25 (62.5) 105 (65.6)
 Give paracetamol 9 (22.5) 6 (15.0) 12 (30.0) 16 (40.0) 43 (26.9)
 Place tepid sponge on child 7 (17.5) 4 (10.0) 12 (30.0) 15 (37.5) 38 (23.8)
 Don’t know 1 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6)
 Others 19 (47.5) 16 (40.0) 13 (32.5) 12 (30.0) 60 (37.5)