Table 4

Mothers' awareness about danger signs of childhood illness

Danger sign

Number of mothers aware (N = 292)


Child develops fever

149 (51.0%)

Child becomes sicker

132 (45.2%)

Child is drinking poorly

124 (42.5%)

Child is not able to drink or breastfeed

86 (29.5%)

Child has fast breathing

83 (28.4%)

Child has difficult breathing

65 (22.3%)

Child has blood in stool

30 (10.3%)


Sreeramareddy et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:7   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-7

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