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Table 2 Malaria test positivity rates based on health statistics registries using routine microscopy (from April to December 2006, before the intervention) and routine RDT (from April to December 2007, after RDT implementation) in the 12 selected health facilities in Dar es Salaam.

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

  Routine Microscopy Routine RDTs
Health Facility Monthly average total tests Monthly average positive tests Positivity rate%
[95% CI]
Monthly average total tests Monthly average positive tests Positivity rate%
[95% CI]
Hospitals       
Mwananyamala 6505 2548 39.2 [38.0, 40.4] 5412 316 5.8 [5.2, 6.5]
Amana 1846 592 32.1 [30.0, 34.2] 3595 202 5.6 [4.9, 6.4]
Temeke 4761 2499 52.5 [51.1, 53.9] 5949 307 5.2 [4.6, 5.8]
Health Centres       
Tandale 3213 2980 92.7 [91.8, 93.6] 3823 230 6.0 [5.3, 6.8]
Buguruni 1857 260 14.0 [12.5, 15.7] 2531 186 7.3 [6.4, 8.4]
Kigamboni 655 321 49.0 [45.2, 52.8] 1060 69 6.5 [5.2, 8.2]
Dispensaries       
Kawe 307 213 69.4 [64.0, 74.3] 561 35 6.2 [4.5, 8.6]
Tabata A 1005 479 47.7 [44.6, 50.8] 1670 76 4.6 [3.7, 5.7]
Mbagala K 238 202 84.9 [79.8, 88.9] 1319 158 12.0 [10.3, 13.8]
Control facilities       
Sinza 987 733 74.3 [71.4, 76.9] 1908 1620 84.9 [83.2, 86.4]
Vingunguti 723 466 64.5 [60.9, 67.9] 1411 600 42.5 [40.0, 45.1]
Mbagala R 469 342 72.9 [68.7, 76.7] 549 546 99.5 [98.5, 99.8]