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Table 5 Recent fever and fever-related treatment-seeking of household survey respondents, by ethnicity. Population-level estimates and 95% confidence intervals (CI) shown

From: Prevalence of malaria and lymphatic filariasis in bateyes of the Dominican Republic

  Haitian-born Dominican-born with Haitian descent Dominican-born without Haitian descent Total
n = 256 n = 226 n = 290 n = 776
% % % %
(95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Reported fever in previous 2 weeks
 Yes 25.9 (19.1−34.1) 21.7 (13.2−33.6) 11.5 (5.7−21.7) 20.0 (15.3−25.8)
 No 74.1 (65.9−80.9) 78.3 (66.4−86.8) 88.6 (78.3−94.3) 80.0 (74.1−84.6)
If had fever:
 Sought care for fever
 Yes 46.2 (25.6−68.1) 70.8 (51.2−84.9) 62.8 (35.7−83.7) 56.0 (40.3−70.5)
 No 53.8 (31.9−74.4) 29.2 (15.1−48.8) 37.2 (16.3−64.3) 44.0 (29.5−59.7)
If did not seek care for fever:
 Reason for not seeking care
  Illness was not serious enough to seek care 53.2 (33.7−71.8) 71.1 (35.9−91.5) 88.4 (49.8−98.3) 61.8 (46.8−74.9)
  Too expensive/cost 6.0 (1.5−21.4) 6.5 (1.4−25.6) 0 5.2 (1.7−15.1)
  Hours of health centre are not convenient 0 3.5 (0.4−24.4) 9.0 (0.9−51.2) 2.0 (0.4−9.4)
  I must work 1.8 (0.2−14.1) 0 0 1.2 (0.1−9.4)
  Medical personnel do not treat me with respect 18.3 (7.3−38.7) 0 0 12.1 (4.5−28.9)
  Health centre does not have staff 1.8 (0.2−14.1) 0 0 1.2 (0.1−9.4)
  Lack of documents (any) 0.4 (0.04−3.4) 0 0 0.2 (0.03−2.2)
 Other 2.8 (0.6−12.6) 11.9 (1.7−51.0) 2.6 (0.4−16.0) 4.4 (1.3−14.4)
 Don’t know 15.7 (5.5−37.3) 7.1 (1.5−27.7) 0 11.8 (4.7−26.6)
If sought care for fever:
 Source of care
  Public hospital 72.5 (45.6−89.3) 76.1 (38.9−94.1) 70.9 (40.5−89.7) 73.4 (60.3−83.4)
  Primary care (public) centre 18.5 (4.2−53.7) 5.9 (1.6−19.1) 7.5 (1.3−33.0) 11.9 (4.7−26.9)
  Private hospital/clinic 5.6 (0.9−26.4) 7.7 (1.1−38.7) 0.5 (0.05−4.9) 5.3 (1.6−16.3)
  Other 3.5 (0.8−13.3) 10.4 (2.3−35.8) 21.1 (4.9−58.4) 9.4 (3.4−23.4)
If sought care for fever:
 Received blood test for malaria
 Yes 24.9 (8.2−55.3) 41.1 (18.9−67.5) 24.7 (7.1−58.5) 30.5 (15.8−50.5)
  No 69.4 (45.3−86.2) 58.9 (32.5−81.1) 75.3 (41.5−92.9) 67.0 (48.1−81.6)
  Don’t know 5.7 (1.0−26.4) 0 0 2.5 (0.4−14.4)
If had fever:
 Took medicine for fever
  Yes 61.9 (44.7−76.5) 83.5 (66.1−93.0) 69.6 (40.4−88.5) 69.2 (54.5−80.9)
  No 38.1 (23.5−55.3) 16.5 (7.0−33.9) 30.4 (11.5−59.6) 30.8 (19.1−45.5)
  1. CI Confidence interval