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Table 2 Questions asked by providers in response to an adult diarrheal case in CDROs in Gondar town, north-west Ethiopia, August 2020 (N = 60)

From: History taking and response to an adult diarrheal case among community drug retail outlets in Gondar town, north-west Ethiopia: a simulated-client survey

History taking questions Number of providers who asked
N %
Age of the patient 59 98.3
Sex of the patient 12 20.0
Pregnancy status 5 8.3
Onset and duration of diarrhea 46 76.7
Frequency and amount of diarrhea 35 58.3
Whether the diarrhea is watery or bloody 55 91.7
Whether the diarrhea is mucoid or not 32 53.3
Presence of tenesmus 21 35.0
Presence of fever 31 51.7
Presence and site of abdominal cramp 24 40.0
Presence of vomiting 19 31.7
Past-medical history 0 0.0
Pre-illness feeding practice 18 30.0
Whether the patient is taking medication for other purpose 0 0.0
Whether the patient tried any medication to relief from the existing complication 0 0.0