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Table 3 Prescription pattern for the recent episode of diarrhea

From: A study to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility and impact of packaged interventions (“Diarrhea Pack”) for prevention and treatment of childhood diarrhea in rural Pakistan

  Overall Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
  Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control
n = 9009 n = 6590 n = 2414 n = 1312 n = 2262 n = 1481 n = 2513 n = 1958 n = 1820 n = 1839
ORS 80.9 (68.5, 93.2) 25.7 (15.8, 35.6) 66.5 (52, 81) 26.3 (8.8, 43.7) 82.8 (69.2, 96.3) 20.8 (10.8, 30.7) 89 (80.1, 97.9) 27.0 (21.9, 32.1) 84.3 (70.9, 97.6) 28.5 (21.8, 35.2)
Zinc 83.3 (73.2, 93.3) 25.6 (15.8, 35.5) 68.5 (55.9, 81.1) 26.2 (8.5, 43.6) 85.5 (74.4 , 96.6) 20.5 (10.6 , 30.1) 91.8 (84.3 , 99.2) 27.3 (21.4 , 32.3) 87.3 (75.7 , 98.8) 28.7 (21.3 , 35.4)
Antibiotics 8.9 (5.2 , 12.7) 38.8 (32.1 , 45.4) 11.5 (5.2 , 17.8) 34.8 (21.5 , 48) 8.8 (3.9 , 13.6) 32.8 (21.1 , 44.4) 9.3 (4.7 , 13.8) 44.3 (38.1 , 50.4) 6.3 (2.1 , 10.4) 43.3 (31.6 , 54.9)
Anti-diarrheal 1.4 (0.5 , 2.4) 1.7 (1 , 2.4) 1.5 (0.9 , 2.1) 1.8 (0.8 , 2.7) 1.3 (0.7 , 1.8) 1.8 (1.2 , 2.3) 2 (0.1 , 3.9) 1.5 (0.5 , 2.5) 1 (−1 , 3) 1.8 (0.8 , 2.7)
Anti-emetic 0.6 (−0.2 , 1.3) 0.6 (−0.2 , 1.4) 1 (−0.4 , 2.4) 0.8 (−0.2 , 1.7) 0.8 (−0.2 , 1.7) 0.8 (−0.2 , 1.7) 0.5 (−0.1 , 1.1) 0.5 (−0.1 , 1.1) 0 (0 , 0) 0.5 (−0.1 , 1.1)
IV fluids 1.2 (0.6 , 1.8) 3.1 (0.9 , 5.2) 1 (0.2 , 1.8) 3.3 (1.5 , 5) 0.5 (−0.1 , 1.1) 1.8 (0.8 , 2.7) 0.6 (0.2, 1.1) 3.3 (0.6 , 5.9) 1.3 (0.3 , 2.2) 4 (1 , 7)