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Table 6 Knowledge and healthcare practices for children with diarrhoea

From: Nutritional status of children 7–36 months old from millet consuming communities of Masindi District, Western Uganda

Variable N = 368 % = 100
Knowledge of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)
 No 95 25.8
 Yes 273 74.2
Used ORS for the child with diarrhoea
 Yes 263 28.5
 No 105 71.5
Source of treatment for diarrhoea
 Visited a health facility 254 69.0
 Used herbs 8 2.2
 Self medication 103 28.0
 Faith healing 3 0.8
Amount of food offered to a child with diarrhoea
 Same as usual 267 72.6
 More than usual (Recommended) 56 15.2
 Less than usual 45 12.2
Amount of fluids offered to a child with diarrhoea
 Same as usual 192 52.2
 More than usual (Recommended) 175 47.5
 Less than usual 1 0.3