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Table 2 Knowledge about malaria, signs and symptoms

From: Knowledge and practices regarding malaria and the National Treatment Guidelines among public health workers in Equatorial Guinea

  Health centre Hospital
n % n % P value
Malaria transmission
 Mosquito bite 26 100.00 18 100.00
Microorganism is responsible for the disease
 Plasmodium 22 84.62 14 77.78  
 Other 4 15.38 4 22.22 0.563
Signs and symptoms of malaria
 Fever 26 100.00 18 100.00
 Anaemia 5 19.23 1 5.56 0.194
 Splenomegaly 4 15.38 1 5.56 0.312
 Diarrhoea 15 57.69 7 38.89 0.220
 Vomiting 15 57.69 13 72.22 0.325
 Headache 16 61.54 10 55.56 0.691
 Aching body 4 15.38 1 5.56 0.312
 Chills 5 19.23 7 38.89 0.150
 Loss of appetite 11 42.31 8 44.44 0.888
 Vertigo 5 19.23 2 11.11 0.469
 Sickness 2 7.69 0 0.00 0.228
 Weakness 10 38.46 10 55.56 0.263
 Abdominal pain 6 23.08 3 16.67 0.604
Signs and symptoms of severe malaria
 Loss of consciousness 4 15.38 0 0.00 0.081
 Prostration 7 26.92 5 27.78 0.950
 Convulsions 21 80.77 18 100.00 0.048
 Acidotic breathing 1 3.85 0 0.00 0.400
 Acute lung oedema 0 0.00 1 5.56 0.224
 Circulatory collapse 1 3.85 1 5.56 0.789
 Anaemia 14 53.84 7 38.88 0.329