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Table 2 Frequency of features of severe malaria management in the hospitals of Gezira State, Sudan

From: Severe malaria management: current situation, challenges and lessons learned from Gezira State, Sudan

Features of severe malaria Frequency (N = 370) %
Symptoms
 Fever (or history of fever) 347 93.8
 Repeated vomiting 217 58.6
 Convulsions 145 39.2
 Refusal of feeding (in children) 88 36.8
 Generalized body weakness 135 36.5
 Yellow eyes (jaundice) 132 35.7
 Cough 128 34.6
 Loss of consciousness 112 30.3
 Rapid/difficult breathing 106 28.6
Signs
 Pulse rate 291 78.6
 Respiratory rate 276 74.6
 Weight (in children) 169 70.7
 Comment on signs of anaemia 236 63.8
 Temperature 233 63.0
 Jaundice 210 56.8
 Level of consciousness 168 45.4
 Signs of dehydration 141 38.1
 Blood pressure 126 34.1
 Neck stiffness 101 27.3
 Weakness 96 25.9