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Table 2 Prevalence of febrile illnesses among pregnant women attending outpatient clinics

From: Prescription patterns and drug use among pregnant women with febrile Illnesses in Uganda: a survey in out-patient clinics

Patient characteristics Frequency (%)
Duration of current febrile episode (days) N = 998
   16 days 858 (86.0)
   7–14 days 140 (14.0)
Malaria parasite prevalence  
Negative 870 (87.2)
Positive 128 (12.8)
Treatment given to patients with confirmed malaria N = 128
Coartem 72 (56.3)
Fansidar (SP) 14 (10.9)
Quinine 33 (25.8 )
Paracetamol 1 (0.8)
Antibiotic 8 (6.2)
Treatment of non-malarial fevers N = 870
Chloroquine 45 (5.2 )
Coartem 186 (21.4)
Fansidar (SP) 423 (48.6)
Quinine 32 (3.7 )
Paracetamol 52 (6.0)
Antibiotic 113 (13.0)
Cotrimoxazole 19 (2.1)
Appropriate treatment of malaria  
Parasite positive patients who received Coartem + parasite negative patients who received no antimalarial drug/total number of febrile cases 35.5%
Malaria treatment and preventive practices N = 998
Proportion of patients who had taken an anti-malaria drug before this visit 313 (31.4)
Proportion of patients who slept under a net the previous night 909 (91.1)
Proportion of patients who sleep under a net every day 892 (89.4)