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Table 2 Number of cases aged five years and above treated with anti-malarials before and after introduction of RDTs

From: Using community-owned resource persons to provide early diagnosis and treatment and estimate malaria burden at community level in north-eastern Tanzania

Year and Number attended (n) Number would have been treated (%) Actual number treated (%) Percentage drop in dispensing (95% CI) Number of tablets saved
Lowlands
     2006(n = 1325) 1,285(97) 1,287(97.1) −0.2  
   (−1.4 - 1.1), p = 0.818 (−1.4 - 1.1), p = 0.818  
     2007(n = 2306) 2,087(90.5) 1,186(51.4) 39.1 23,940
   (36.7 - 41.4), p < 0.001 (36.7 - 41.4), p < 0.001  
     2008(n = 2083) 1,819(87.6) 640(30.8) 56.8 23,742
- - (54.3 - 59.2), p < 0.001 (54.3 - 59.2), p < 0.001  
     2009(n = 1237) 1,010(81.7) 100(8.1) 73.6 18,300
   (71.0 - 76.3), p < 0.001 (71.0 - 76.3), p < 0.001  
     2010(n = 944) 713(75.5) 67(7.1) 68.4 12,822
   (65.2 - 71.6), p < 0.001 (65.2 - 71.6), p < 0.001  
Highlands
     2006(n = 1193) 1,187(99.5) 1,188(99.6) −0.08  
   (−0.6 - 0.4), p = 0.762 (−0.6 - 0.4), p = 0.762  
     2007(n = 1183) 1,095 (92.6) 680(57.5) 35.1 13,050
   (31.9 - 38.3), p < 0.001 (31.9 - 38.3), p < 0.001  
     2008(n = 826) 697(84.4) 229(27.7) 56.7 9,846
   (52.7 - 60.6), p < 0.001 (52.7 - 60.6), p < 0.001  
     2009 (n = 590) 528(89.6) 107(18.2) 71.5 8,754
   (67.5 - 75.4), p < 0.001 (67.5 - 75.4), p < 0.001  
     2010(n = 418) 355(84.9) 45(10.8) 74.2 6,540
    (69.6 - 78.7), p < 0.001  
  1. % = percent and 95% CI = 95% confidence intervals.