Of the 157 mothers that sought help 37.6% had a blood sample drawn to determine the cause of the fever, and only 57% of those mothers knew the results. Due to lack of specificity in the question it is not clear why they did not learn the results.
When a child or other family member has a fever 38% believe the cause is malaria, while 47% believe that it is nothing, just a normal occurrence, and 15% it is from another illness.
Of the 212 mothers who answered this question, 83.5% gave a type of medicine to their child or other family members. The most common medicine to give was Paracetamol (acetominaphen) (81.4%), followed by Chloroquine (6.4%), and then Primaquine(4.5%.)
64.7% (227)of the mothers had heard of malaria. Of these mothers that had heard of malaria, see Fig. M. for the symptom’s they perceived indicated their child had the illness.