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Table 4 Pattern of treatment seeking for Malaria

From: Socio-economic differences and health seeking behaviour for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria: a case study of four local government areas operating the Bamako initiative programme in south-east Nigeria

  Traditional medicine healer N (%) Private Clinic N(%) Patent medicine dealer N(%) Community health worker N(%) BI health centre N(%) General Hospital N(%) Home N(%)
First choice of care (N = 1254) 147(11.7) 29(2.3) 451(36) 24(1.9) 221(17.6) 339(27.1) 43(3.4)
Second choice of care (N = 253) 32(12.7) 10(4) 28(11.1) 4(0.6) 65(25.7) 114(45.1) 0(0.00)
Third choice of care (N = 60) 4(6.7) 0(0.00) 3(5) 1(1.7) 24(40) 28(46.7) 0(0.00)
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