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Table 3 Health seeking behavior in Vietnam of participants in qualitative arm

From: Understanding the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, knowledge and barriers to treatment and prevention of malaria among returning international laborers in northern Vietnam: a mixed-methods study

Treatment seeking behavior Source of knowledge of NIMPE Number of participants (%) (n = 15)
Went to NHTD of NIMPE   7 (47%)
Co-worker recommended 2 (13%)
Internet research 4 (27%)
Other 1 (7%)
Went to clinic, then NIMPE   5 (33%)
Co-worker recommended 2 (13%)
Clinic recommended 3 (20%)
Went to private doctor, then 2 or more hospitals, then NIMPE   3 (20%)
Co-worker recommended 1 (7%)
First or second hospital recommended 2 (13%)