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Table 4 Healthcare-seeking behaviour of forest-goers

From: The use of respondent‑driven sampling to assess febrile illness treatment-seeking behaviours among forest-goers in Cambodia and Vietnam

  Cambodia Vietnam
Weighted population proportion [Bootstrapped 95% CI] Unweighted sample N Weighted population proportion [Bootstrapped 95% CI] Unweighted sample N
Fever in last 3 months
 Yes 100 675 65.8 [60.0–71.3] 427
Kind of febrile illness suspected by forest goers [n = 427]  
 Malaria 52.2 [47.3–57.2] 334 30.1 [23.1–38.1] 124
 Dengue 4.8 [2.9–7.0] 29 1.0 [0.2–2.2] 6
 Typhoid 9.5 [7.0–12.3] 70  
 Cold 13.4 [10.0–17.3] 97 15.5 [10.8–21.0] 115
 Flu 2.8 [1.4–4.2] 17 41.6 [33.4–50.1] 155
 Krunkdov/kdovkhlounr [general fever] 10.1 [7.4–13.2] 79  
 Other/don’t know 7.3 [5.0 -9.8] 51 11.9 [4.6–19.6] 27
Blood testing [n = 427]  
 Had blood tested 66.5 [61.8–71.7] 459 42.9 [34.8 -51.2] 199
Place of blood testing [n = 459]   [n = 199]  
 Public health facility 28.0 [20.4–36.7] 105 94.5 [89.7–98.2] 175
 Private health facility [includes pharmacy/chemist/drug shop] 33.8 [26.5–41.2] 181 n/a n/a
 Community health worker 36.7 [27.9–45.8] 162
 Others 1.5 [0.5–2.6] 11 5.5 [1.8–10.3] 24
Result of blood test [n = 459]   [n = 199]  
 Positive for malaria 62.5 [55.4–69.7] 253 73.1 [54.7–90.3] 116
 Negative/inconclusive for malaria 21.2 [15.7–27.0] 114 20.3 [3.2–39.5] 12
 Non-malaria diagnosis 15.5 [10.2–21.4] 85 6.6 [2.1–12.6] 71
 No response 0.8 [0.1–2.4] 7
Sought treatment for illness from any source [n = 427]  
 Sought treatment from any source 82.6 [78.9–85.9] 526 67.8 [59.4–75.4] 303
Sought treatment for illness outside of home [n = 427]  
 Sought treatment outside home 75.0 [70.9–79.2] 481 65.3 [57.0–72.9] 279
First place sought treatment from [n = 526]   [n = 303]  
 Public health facility 24.1 [17.9–30.6] 111 6.9 [3.7–10.5] 21
 Private health facility [includes pharmacy/chemist/drug shop] 39.0 [32.2–45.6] 252 29.3 [18.9–40.2] 81
 Community health Worker 32.4 [25.9–39.4] 138
 Community health Facility 62.3 [51.4–72.5] 187
 Other 4.6 [2.6–6.9] 25 1.5 [0.3–4.1] 14
Time to seek treatment [n = 526]   [n = 303]  
 ≤ 24 h [0–1 days] 33.1 [27.2–39.3] 174 51.6 [36.0–65.8] 81
 48 h [2 days] 38.4 [32.7–44.2] 205 13.4 [8.0–20.2] 75
 > 48 h [≥ 3 days] 28.5 [22.9–34.4] 146 35.0 [23.4–48.4] 147
Number of places sought treatment from [n = 525]   [n = 303]  
 One place 69.4 [63.6–74.6] 380 41.8 [33.0–50.2] 172
 More than one 30.6 [25.4–36.3] 145 58.2 [49.8–67.0] 260
Second place of treatment [n = 525]    
 Public health facility 6.0 [3.7–9.0] 30 n/a n/a
 Private health facility [includes pharmacy, chemist, and drug shop] 22.0 [17.1–27.5] 104 n.a n.a
 Others 2.5 [0.9–4.6] 11 n/a n/a
 Sought treatment at one place only 69.4 [63.1–74.5] 380 n/a n/a
  1. Krunkdov/kdovkhlounr is local term for general fever. Sub-sample (n) is presented in italics