Table 3: Association between knowledge, health seeking behavior, overall perception on malaria, social support and delayed diagnosis and standard treatment (n=220).

Characteristics Types of Delayed Diagnosis p-value Types of Delayed Treatment p-value
24-48 hr 48-72 hr >72 hr 24-48 hr 48-72 hr >72 hr
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Knowledge
  Low 38 (21.6) 52 (29.5) 86 (48.9) <0.001* 37 (21.1) 46 (26.1) 93 (52.8) <0.001*
  High 36 (81.8) 7 (15.9) 1 (2.3) 35 (79.5) 8 (18.2) 1 (2.3)
Health seeking behavior
  Low 3 (2.7) 36 (32.1) 73 (65.2) <0.001* 3 (2.7) 30 (26.8) 79 (70.5) <0.001*
  High 71 (65.7) 23 (21.3) 14 (13.0) 69 (63.9) 24 (22.2) 15 (13.9)
Overall perception on malaria
  Poor 33 (19.6) 51 (30.4) 84 (50.0) <0.001* 33 (19.6) 44 (26.2) 91 (54.2) <0.001*
  Good 41 (78.8) 8 (15.4) 3 (5.8) 39 (75) 10 (19.2) 3 (5.8)
Social support
  Low 32 (18.6) 55 (32.0) 85 (49.4) <0.001* 32 (18.6) 48 (27.9) 92 (53.5) <0.001*
  High 42 (87.5) 4 (8.3) 2 (4.2) 40 (83.3) 6 (12.5) 2 (4.2)

*Significance at p<0.05, degree of freedom for chi-square test=1

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