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Table 2 Characterization of pain as recorded in patient charts in Blantyre, Malawi.

From: Pain management among medical in-patients in Blantyre, Malawi

Character of pain Frequency recorded (%) Frequency not recorded (%)
Severity 5 (5.5) 86 (94.5)
Periodicity 43 (47.3) 48 (52.7)
Radiation 7 (7.7) 84 (92.3)
Alleviating factors 5 (5.5) 86 (94.5)
Exacerbating factors 9 (9.9) 82 (90.1)