Table 2

Incidence of malaria and morbidity for respondents and children

Adu

N = 299

Ahani

N = 298

Amaetiti

N = 300

Enugu-Akwu

N = 300


Adult Respondents

No that had malaria in past month: n(%)

139 (46.5)

88 (29.5)

89 (29.7)

104 (34.7)

Number of days sick with malaria

Mean (SD)

6.01 (6.29)

4.99 (5.81)

4.73 (3.93)

6.00 (5.81)

Treatment was sought: n (%)

131(94.24)

77 (97.5)

85 (95.51)

93 (89.42)

Days that elapsed before treatment was sought: Mean (SD)

1.86 (2.31)

1.47 (2.75)

1.64 (1.11)

1.46 (1.37)


Children (less than 13 years)

No of households with incidence of childhood malaria: n (%)

104 (34.8)

36 (12.1)

38 (12.7)

53 (17.7)

Age of the ill child: Mean (SD)

7.47 (4.99)

6.42 (5.18)

5.32 (3.46)

6.29 (4.39)

No of days malaria lasted: Mean (SD)

4.68 (2.58)

3.64 (3.07)

3.65 (5.52)

4.36 (3.08)

Treatment was sought: n (%)

98 (94.2)

34 (94.4)

34 (89.5)

53 (100)

Days that elapsed before treatment was sought: Mean (SD)

1.25 (1.26)

1.11 (0.89)

1.50 (1.85)

1.34 (0.98)

Cases where someone stopped work to

care for a child n(%)

45 (43.30%)

31 (86.11%)

31 (81.58%)

13 (24.53%)

Person that stopped work so as to care for the sick child

Adult: n (%)

32 (30.77)

17 (47.22)

9 (23.68)

12 (22.64)

Teenager: n (%)

2 (1.92)

5 (13.89)

5 (13.16)

0 (0.0)

Child: n (%)

13 (12.5)

9 (25.0)

17 (44.74)

1 (1.89)

Days missed work to care for the child:

Mean (SD)

1.56 (2.05)

1.97 (2.54)

2.47 (3.16)

0.57 (1.33)


Uguru et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:21   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-21

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