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Table 4 Drug use practices in treatment of illnesses in children in households

From: Medicine use practices in management of symptoms of acute upper respiratory tract infections in children (≤12 years) in Kampala city, Uganda

Practice Description Proportion of children who received treatment, N = 368 (%)
Child completed the entire dose of medicine Yes 269 (73.1)
No 85 (23.1%)
Still taking 14 (3.8)
Reason for not completing dose of medicine Child improved 68 (17.4%)
Child refused to take drug 1 (0.3%)
Forgot to continue 1 (0.3%)
Misplaced the drugs 15 (3.8%)
Gave the child more than one medicine at a time Yes 298 (81%)
No 67 (18.2%)
I do not remember 3 (0.8%)