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Table 5 Familiarity with and preferences for effective treatment among caregivers of children under five with fever in the past two weeks

From: Monitoring fever treatment behaviour and equitable access to effective medicines in the context of initiatives to improve ACT access: baseline results and implications for programming in six African countries

  Benin DRC Madagascar Nigeria Uganda Zambia
  N = 885 N = 2, 331 N = 1, 970 N = 2, 833 N = 1, 452 N = 1, 727
% Caregivers who name the national first-line drug when asked to list anti-malarials that they have heard of 13.5 3.1 3.5 6.9 57.2 81.1
% Caregivers who name the national first-line drug as the most effective anti-malarial for children under five 9.8 2.0 1.8 4.3 35.1 49.2
  N = 381 N = 1, 186 N = 965 N = 1, 097 N = 898 N = 709
% Children treated with an anti-malarial that received a drug requested by their caregiver 37.5 35.8 51.9 21.3 14.1 7.9
Type of anti-malarial received, among children that received an anti-malarial requested by caregiver1 N = 143 N = 450 N = 549 N = 238 N = 127 N = 57
% Non-artemisinin monotherapy 91.6 88.4 95.7 87.8 63.0 75.0
   % ACT 10.5 9.2 4.7 7.6 38.1 22.6
   % Artemisinin monotherapy 0.0 3.1 n/a 7.6 0.6 2.4
  1. 1 Categories are not mutually exclusive as some children received more than one anti-malarial