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rural–urban disparities

Rural–urban disparities and factors associated with delayed care-seeking and testing for malaria before medication use by mothers of under-five children, Igabi LGA, Kaduna Nigeria

August 19, 2020 - 09:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Obafemi J. Babalola, Olufemi Ajumobi and IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:294, 18 August 2020

Fever in under-five children (U5) is the commonest presenting complaint in general practice and mothers’ recognition is an entry point for fever treatment, including malaria. This study describes rural–urban disparity in fever prevalence in U5, mothers’ malaria knowledge, care-seeking, testing for malaria before anti-malarial medication and the associated factors.

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