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Table 4 Treatment-seeking behavior of the study participants for a self-reported malaria-like illness episode

From: Malaria among foreign migrant workers in Savannakhet Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Characteristics Number (n = 391) Percentage
Experience of suffering from malaria-like illness in their home countries
 Yes 18 4.6
 No 370 94.6
 Unknown 3 0.8
Experience of suffering from malaria-like illness in Lao PDR
 Yes 39 10.0
 No 352 90.0
Behavior of the study participants for the malaria-like illness episode that occurred in Lao PDR (n = 39)
 Visited a health center/hospital in Lao PDR 23 59.0
 Visited a health center/hospital in Vietnam 1 2.6
 Conducted self-medication alone 6 15.4
 Took a rest alone 6 15.4
 Unknown 3 7.7
Conducted self-medication prior to the visit to the health center/hospital in Lao PDR/Vietnam (n = 24)
 Yes 11 45.8
 No 13 54.2