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Table 1 Top ten symptoms and diagnoses of febrile patients

From: Extent of inappropriate prescription of artemisinin and anti-malarial injections to febrile outpatients, a cross-sectional analytic survey in the Greater Accra region, Ghana

Symptom Frequency Percent Diagnosisa Frequency Percent
Headache 1258 49.9 ARI 1106 43.9
Poor appetite 1120 44.5 Malaria 1029 40.8
Nasal congestion 1032 41.0 UTI 819 32.5
General body pains 995 39.5 Typhoid 772 30.6
Diarrhoea 860 34.1 Enteritis 766 30.4
Dizziness 841 33.4 Pneumonia 732 29.1
Cough 828 32.9 Ear infection 731 29.0
Fatigue 804 31.9 Tonsillitis 726 28.8
Pain on passing urine 784 31.1 Anaemia 715 28.4
Nausea 747 29.7 Eye infection 702 27.9
Sample size 2519   Sample size 2519  
  1. aDiagnoses may not be based on standard ICD codes