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Table 3 Prevalence of fever 30 days prior to the survey and relevant treatment-seeking behavior

From: Promoting community knowledge and action for malaria control in rural Cambodia: potential contributions of Village Malaria Workers

Treatment -seeking behavior for malaria VMW village   HC village   
n % n % p
Patients who sought treatment outside home* n=110   n=126   0.101
Yes 104 94.6 124 98.4  
No 6 5.5 2 1.6  
Treatment source* n=104   n=124   <.0001
VMW 42 40.4 0 0  
HC 29 27.9 117 94.4  
Private clinic 21 20.2 4 3.2  
Drug seller 5 4.8 1 0.8  
Other 7 6.7 2 1.6  
Blood test for malaria* n=104   n=124   0.570
Yes, Dipstick/Sldie 88 84.6 98 79.0  
Not tested 15 14.4 24 19.4  
Don’t know 1 1.0 2 1.6  
Place to get the blood test* n=88   n=98   <.0001
VMW 38 43.2 0 0  
HC 28 31.8 93 94.9  
Private clinic 18 20.5 3 3.1  
Other 4 4.6 2 2.0  
Result of the blood test* n=88   n=98   1.000
Positive 70 79.6 78 79.6  
Negative 17 19.3 19 19.4  
Don’t know/don’t remember 1 1.1 1 1.0  
Time to receive first treatment† n=104   n=124   <.0001
Same day 24 23.1 13 10.5  
Next day 35 33.7 80 64.5  
2 days after the illness started 31 29.8 23 18.6  
3 or more days after the illness started 14 13.5 8 6.5  
Antimalarial drugs† n=104   n=124   0.032
Yes 98 94.2 106 85.5  
No 6 5.8 18 14.5  
Type of antimalarial taken* n=98   n=106   0.555
A+M 25 25.5 26 24.5  
Malarine 14 14.3 14 13.2  
Antimalalrial drugs not recommended 8 8.2 4 3.8  
Paracetamol 7 7.1 5 4.7  
Don’t know/don’t remember 44 44.9 57 53.8  
  1. *Fisher’s exact test.
  2. †Chi-square test.