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Table 3 Drugs used in primary health care facilities for treatment of malaria in pregnant women and children less than five years

From: Examining equity in access to long-lasting insecticide nets and artemisinin-based combination therapy in Anambra state, Nigeria

Drugs used for treatment of malaria Proportion of people treated n (%)
1.Pregnant women (N = 380)  
Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) 174 (45.7)
Chloroquine 1 (0.4)
Quinine 8 (2.2)
Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) 129 (33.9)
Artesunate monotherapy (AM) 4 (1.1)
Others 64 (16.7)
2.Children less than five years (N = 838)  
Artemisinin-based combination therapy 324 (38.7)
Chloroquine 127 (15.2)
Quinine 27 (3.2)
Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine 86 (10.2)
Artesunate monotherapy 28 (3.3)
Others 246 (29.4)
  1. Others include herbal medicines and concoctions; unknown mixture of tablets and injections; paracetamol; and paludrine.