Table 3

Ranking of perceived severity of health problems
Perceived health problem Serious Intermediate Mild Total score of 32 informants
(Score = 2) (Score = 1) (Score = 0)
1 Fits, Convulsion, Eyes rolling over (Nyuni) 2 × 19 = 38 1 × 8 = 8 0 × 5 = 0 46
2 malaria 2 × 18 = 36 1 × 7 = 7 0 × 7 = 0 43
3 Fever, High temperature, 2 × 7 = 14 1 × 20 = 20 0 × 5 = 0 34
homa” could be malaria
4 Ringworm 2 × 12 = 24 1 × 8 = 8 0 × 12 = 0 32
5 Continuous crying 2 × 8 = 16 1 × 15 = 15 0 × 9 = 0 31
6 Diarrhea 2 × 8 = 16 1 × 12 = 12 0 × 12 = 0 28
7 Coughing 2 × 6 = 12 1 × 15 = 15 0 × 11 = 0 27
8 Flue (bad cold) 2 × 4 = 8 1 × 18 = 18 0 × 10 = 0 26
9 Stomachache 2 × 5 = 10 1 × 12 = 12 0 × 15 = 0 22
10 Sore ear 2 × 7 = 14 1 × 6 = 6 0 × 19 = 0 20
10 Rash 2 × 2 = 4 1 × 16 = 16 0 × 14 = 0 20
11 Sore eye 2 × 3 = 6 1 × 12 = 12 0 × 17 = 0 18
12 vomiting 2 × 3 = 6 1 × 9 = 9 0 × 20 = 0 15
14 Stomachache (dzongo) 2 × 5 = 10 1 × 5 = 5 0 × 22 = 0 15
15 Blister 2 × 2 = 4 1 × 7 = 7 0 × 23 = 0 11

Number in bold is the number of informants classified the health problem into the level of severity.

Matsuyama et al.

Matsuyama et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:525   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-525

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