Table 2

Symptoms and danger signs of diarrhoea as stated by the respondents at health centres and drug shops (%)
Regular symptoms Danger signs
Health centre (n = 31) Drug shop (n = 46) Health centre (n = 31) Drug shop (n = 46)
Dehydration symptoms 68 30 77 43
Sunken eyes 26 15 48 35
Decreased skin turgor 52 13 26 26
Thirst 26 4 13 2
Gastrointestinal symptoms 48 33 16 24
Loose and frequent stools 35 7 10 4
Abdominal discomfort and pain 13 13 - 2
Vomiting 10 7 6 4
General condition 61 70 45 41
Weakness and malaise 32 41 26 22
Loss of apetite 19 33 10 9
Altered body temperature 16 7 3 15
Other symptoms 19 20 13 11
Do not know - 7 - -

Löfgren et al.

Löfgren et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:19   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-19

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