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Table 6 Preventive and help-seeking behaviors, experience of illness and treatment use in relation to anemia in south-central Côte d’Ivoire

From: Local concepts of anemia-related illnesses and public health implications in the Taabo health demographic surveillance system, Côte d’Ivoire

Characteristics Town (N=108) Village (N=114) Hamlet (N=93)
  Women Children Women Children Women Children
  n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Proportion of people sleeping under LLINsa 0.51 0.45 0.37
Ate food containing heme-ironb 18 (72.0) 38 (50.7) 38 (65.5) 24 (54.6) 26 (89.7) 51 (85.0)
Food from ≥3 groups in a single mealb 10 (40.0) 19 (25.7) 20 (34.5) 12 (27.9) 10 (34.5) 26 (43.3)
Experienced anemia 8 (32.0) 10 (13.3) 10 (17.2) 2 (4.6) 6 (20.7) 3 (5.0)
Anemia diagnosed in a health center 7 (87.6) 6 (60.0) 9 (90.0) 2 (100.0) 2 (33.3) 1 (33.3)
Received modern medicine 8 (100.0) 10 (100.0) 10 (100.0) 2 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 3 (100.0)
Received medicine from a traditional healer 1 (12.5) 2 (20.0) 3 (30.0) 0 3 (50.0) 3 (100.0)
  1. a The estimated number of individuals who slept under a LLIN the night preceding the interview was obtained from the Taabo HDSS database (October 2011). Hence, they are not specific to children and women but refer to the whole population of the localities.
  2. b 24-hour recall.