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Table 4 Questions assessing healthcare providers' practices relating to malaria prevention

From: Assessing healthcare providers' knowledge and practices relating to insecticide-treated nets and the prevention of malaria in Ghana, Laos, Senegal and Tanzania

Question (Frequency) All
N = 372
Ghana
N = 107
Laos
N = 136
Senegal
N = 51
Tanzania
N = 75
When treating young children, how often did you enquire about their and their caretakers' home-use of insecticide-treated nets? [Recommended practice] 51.9% (191/368) 57.9% (62/107) 41.9% (57/136) 33.3% (17/51) 74.3% (55/74)
When treating young children, how often did you recommend caretakers to use insecticide-treated nets for their young children? [Recommended practice] 56.1% (207/369) 65.4% (70/107) 44.9% (61/136) 37.2% (19/51) 76.0% (57/75)
When treating young children, how often did you inform caretakers who used insecticide-treated nets of the need to regularly re-treat their nets? [Recommended practice] 46.2% (170/368) 40.2% (43/107) 39.0% (53/136) 37.2% (19/51) 74.3% (55/74)
When treating young children and pregnant women, how often did you (or someone acting on your behalf) provide caretakers and pregnant women with an insecticide-treated nets for home-use? [Recommended practice] 26.3% (97/368) 31.1% (33/106) 15.4% (21/136) 33.3% (17/51) 34.7% (26/75)
When treating young children, how often did you inform caretakers that torn insecticide-treated nets are worse than no insecticide-treated nets? [Contrary to recommended practice] 36.5% (133/364) 29.5% (31/105) 41.2% (56/136) 35.3% (18/51) 38.9% (28/72)
All recommended practices 2% 1% 1% 4% 5%
  1. Data show the percentage and fraction of respondents who over the previous 12 months engaged in the recommended practices described in the first four questions either often or very often (vs. never, rarely, sometimes, and not applicable) and who never engaged in the non-recommended practice as described in the last question (vs. rarely, sometimes, often, very often, and not applicable)