Caretakers of children (< 10 years of age) were questioned about management of pediatric malarial fever episodes in a nation-wide knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey conducted in Malawi.
A total of 1,531 households in 30 randomly selected clusters of 51 households each were sampled and interviewed.
Overall 557 caretakers reported a fever in their child in the previous 2 weeks; 43% judged the illness as severe.
Fifty-two percent of caretakers brought their febrile children to clinic.
Clinic attendance was positively correlated with young age of the child (< 4 years), severe illness, and higher socioeconomic status.
Seventy-four percent of clinic attenders gave their child an antimalarial; in contrast, only 42% of those not attending clinic gave an antimalarial.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Malawi, Afrique, Traitement, Enfant, Homme, Chimiothérapie, Modalité traitement, Education sanitaire, Arbre décision, Antiparasitaire, Antipaludique, Parasitose
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Malawi, Africa, Treatment, Child, Human, Chemotherapy, Application method, Health education, Decision tree, Parasiticid, Antimalarial, Parasitosis
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