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Table 1 Positivity rate of malaria by routine and expert microscopy in a cross-sectional survey of 12 health facilities at baseline (before RDT implementation), Dar es Salaam (n = 335).

From: Low quality of routine microscopy for malaria at different levels of the health system in Dar es Salaam

Name of Health facility No. of slides examined No. positive routine % positive routine No. positive expert % positive expert
Hospital 1 22 9 40.9% 1 4.5%
Hospital 2 15 2 13.3% 0 0.0%
Hospital 3 33 21 63.6% 1 3.0%
Health Centre 1 40 35 87.5% 0 0.0%
Health Centre 2 30 8 26.7% 3 10.0%
Health Centre 3 30 10 33.3% 2 6.7%
Dispensary 1 0 N.A N.A N.A N.A
Dispensary 2 29 19 65.5% 0 0.0%
Dispensary 3 36 22 61.1% 0 0.0%
Control 1 32 8 25.0% 0 0.0%
Control 2 18 10 55.6% 0 0.0%
Control 3 50 34 68.0% 0 0.0%
Total 335 178 53.1% 7 2.1%
  1. Dispensary 1 did not perform any microscopy during the survey. N.A = not applicable.