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Table 2 Caretakers’ knowledge of signs and symptoms of malaria, Ethiopia

From: Caretakers’ understanding of malaria, use of insecticide treated net and care seeking-behavior for febrile illness of their children in Ethiopia

Sign and symptoms Frequency %
Chills/shivering 499 70.4
Fever/hot body 324 45.7
Headache 282 39.8
Nausea and vomit 124 17.5
Loss of appetite 108 15.2
Thirsty 59 8.3
Back pain 50 7.1
Weakness 28 3.9
Don’t know 26 3.7
Diarrhea 20 2.6
Othersa 48 6.6
  1. aSour taste (16), Cough (10), Joint pain (8), Dizziness (6), swelling of face, leg, abdomen (3), Abdominal cramp (2), Swelling of spleen, (rajijii dhiiteessu-1), Hernia ‘kuukkii garaa’ (1), Sweating (1)