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Table 4 Caregiver management of fevers in under 5 s in Dangme west district (N = 501)

From: Community perceptions and practices of treatment seeking for childhood pneumonia: a mixed methods study in a rural district, Ghana

Variable Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Action taken at home/Treatment given for child’s fever
 Tepid sponging of the child 310 (61.9) 191 (38.1)
 Use of left over medicine available at home 293 (58.5) 208 (41.5)
 Seek care from over –the –counter medicine seller 103 (20.6) 398 (79.4)
 Seek care from a health facility 65 (13.0) 436 (87.0)
 Give herbal medicine 21 (4.2) 480 (95.8)
 Give enema at home 11 (2.2) 490 (97.8)
 Seek care from a CHW 0 (0.0) 501 (100.0)