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Table 4 First point of call when the respondents are sick from 2006 survey.

From: Community perceptions of malaria and malaria treatment behaviour in a rural district of Ghana: implications for artemisinin combination therapy

  Household heads Household members Care-givers
  Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural
  N = 275 N = 280 N = 33 N = 32 N = 95 N = 135
  %, (n, 95% CI) %, (n, 95% CI) %, (n, 95% CI) %, (n, 95% CI) %, (n, 95% CI) %, (n, 95% CI)
Chemical Shop 51.6 (142, 45.6 - 57.7) 41.8 (117, 35.9 - 47.8) 30.3 (10, 15.6 - 48.7) 40.6 (13, 23.7 - 59.4) 44.2 (42, 34.0 - 54.8) 36.3, (49, 28.2 - 45.0)
Hospital 18.2 (50, 13.8 - 23.3) 15.4 (43, 11.3 - 20.1) 24.2 (8, 11.0 - 42.2) 25.0 (8, 11.4 - 43.4) 21.1 (20, 13.3 - 30.6) 17.0 (23, 11.1 - 24.5)
Use of traditional medicine 10.9 (30, 7.4 - 15.2) 23.2 (65, 18.3 - 28.6) 9.1 (3, 1.9 - 24.3) 9.4 (3, 2.0 - 25.0) 1.0 (1, 0.0 - 5.7) 9.6 (13, 5.2 - 16.0)
Health Centre 8.0 (22, 5.1 - 11.9) 7.1 (20, 4.4 - 10.8) 24.2 (8, 11.1 - 42.2) 12.5 (4, 3.5 - 29.0) 13.7 (13, 7.5 - 22.3) 12.6 (17, 7.5 - 19.4)
Private Clinic 2.9 (8, 1.3 - 5.6) 4.3 (12, 2.2 - 7.4) 3.1 (1, 0.1 - 15.7) 0.0 (0, -) 9.5 (9, 4.4 - 17.2) 2.2 (3, 0.5 - 6.3)
Use of left over orthodox medicine at home 2.9 (8, 1.3 - 5.6) 4.3 (12, 2.2 - 7.4) 9.1 (3, 1.9 - 24.3) 3.1 (1, 0.1 - 16.2) 9.5 (9, 4.4 - 17.2) 10.4 (14, 5.8 - 16.8)
Drugs from Friend/relative 2.6 (7, 1.0 - 5.2) 0.4 (1, 0.0 - 1.9) 0.0 (0, -) 0.0 (0, -) 1.0 (1, 0.0 - 5.7) 3.0 (4, 0.8 - 7.4)
Herbalist 0.7 (2, 0.1 - 2.6) 0.7 (2, 0.1 - 2.5) 0.0 (0 - ) 0.0 (0, -) 0.0 (0, -) 0.7 (1, 0.0 - 4.0)
Other 2.2 (6, 0.8 - 4.7) 2.9 (8, 1.2 - 5.5) 0.0 (0 - ) 9.4 (3, 2.0 - 25) 0.0 (0, -) 8.2 (11, 4.1 - 14.1)
Total 100 100.0 100.0 100 100.0 100.0