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Table 7 Beneficiaries' attitudes towards malaria diagnosis and treatment

From: Malaria prevention knowledge, attitudes, and practices in Zambezia Province, Mozambique

Variables N Percentage (%)
Household member had a fever in the previous 6 months
 Yes 539 74.8
 No 175 24.3
 Does not know/does not remember 7 1.0
 Total 721 100.0
Household member had a fever in the previous two weeks
 Yes 409 56.7
 No 273 37.9
 Does not know/Does not remember 5 0.7
 Total 687 95.3
Did you look for someone for malaria treatment?
 Yes 409 100
 No 0 0
 Total 409 100
Where did you seek counselling and treatment?
 Health Facility 395 96.6
 Market 10 2.4
 Another place 4 1.0
 Total 409 100.0
Reason sought advice or treatment from this provider
 More efficient/competent/better quality 261 66.1
 Less expensive 87 22.0
 Close to their residency 36 9.0
 Other reason 11 3.0
 Total 395 100.0
Who decided where you went to for counselling/treatment?
 Head of household 290 72.9
 Wife of the head of household 67 16.8
 Mother-in-law 1 0.3
 The person with the fever 36 9.0
 Other 4 1.0
 Total 395 100.0
Reported use of malaria test
 Yes 359 90.2
 No 39 9.8
 Total 395 100.0
Malaria test result
 Positive 322 89.7
 Negative 3 0.8
 Do not know 34 9.5
 Total 359 100.0