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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Malaria diagnostic testing and treatment practices in three different Plasmodium falciparum transmission settings in Tanzania: before and after a government policy change

  Sumve DDH Biharamulo DDH   Rubya DDH  
   Before policy change After policy change Before policy change After policy change
Study period Sep '09 - Jan '10 Sep '09 - Oct '09 Jan '10 - Feb '10 Sep '09 - Oct '09 Oct '09 - Feb '10
Number of observations 362 360 135 250 501
Age      
   Median (IQR) 15.0 (9.0 - 24.0) 15.0 (9.0 - 27.0) 14.5 (8.0 - 25.8) 12.0 (8.8 - 24.0) 14.0 (8.0 - 24.0)
Temperature      
   Mean (sd) 37.5 (1.0) 37.0 (1.0) 37.4 (1.0) 37.8 (1.0) 37.7 (1.1)
   Fever (≥37.8°C), % (n/N) 39.2 (135/344) 19.1 (68/356) 29.2 (38/130) 48.4 (121/250) 46.9 (235/501)
Reported use of bed net, % (n/N) 95.8 (340/355) 98.9 (356/360) 95.5 (128/134) 95.6 (239/250) 95.2 (477/501)
Reported anti-malarial use in
preceding two weeks, % (n/N)
26.5 (95/358) 74.0 (361/488)   6.4 (48/751)  
Number of serum samples collected 308 300   320