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Table 4 Reasons for not consulting in a health structure for diarrhea cases in children under 5 years of age (N = 335).

From: Health care seeking behavior for diarrhea in children under 5 in rural Niger: results of a cross-sectional survey

  n %** 95% CI
Spontaneous recovery 120 43.4 [34.2-52.6]
Pharmacy 64 15.8 [10.7-22.7]
Financial problems 34 13.1 [4.6-21.6]
Self-medication 33 6.6 [4.1-10.6]
Distance 19 6.2 [3.0-12.1]
Inability* 13 5.6 [1.6-9.7]
"Teething" or "newborn" diarrhea 12 3.1 [1.2-5.0]
Traditional healer 10 1.8 [0.4-3.2]
Traditional medicine 11 1.2 [0.3-2.1]
  1. Maradi Region, April 24th - May 21st 2009
  2. * Children at home, pregnant, too old
  3. ** Weighted proportions (see methods)