Table 4

Frequency of prescription of complete therapeutic regimen or sub-therapeutic regimen of chloroquine at a government-owned hospital in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria over a twenty-year period.

Full course regimen

Sub-therapeutic regimen


Year

N

F

N

F


1983

(n = 56)

53

95%

3

5.4%

Pre-resistance phase


1985

(n53)

50

94.3%

3

5.7%


1987

(n = 52)

52

100%

0

0

Phase of emerging resistance


1989

(n = 46)

46

100%

0

0


1992

(n = 49)

47

95.9%

2

4.1%


1995

(n = 39)

36

92.3%

3

7.7%

Phase of resistance dissemination


1997

(n = 47)

47

100%

0

0


N = No. of prescriptions evaluated

F = Frequency of prescription

Gbotosho et al. Malaria Journal 2009 8:313   doi:10.1186/1475-2875-8-313

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