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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of ACT† prescription according to tests results, and clinical malaria* for all febrile patients in pre- and post-RDT implementation areas

From: Increased use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests improves targeting of anti-malarial treatment in rural Tanzania: implications for nationwide rollout of malaria rapid diagnostic tests

Variable Crude Odd ratio 95%CI p-value Adjusted Odd ratio 95%CI p-value
Type of diagnosis
mRDT Ref      
Microscopy 0.59 0.37-0.93 0.02 0.61¥ 0.38-1.01 0.054
Clinical diagnosis 1.29 0.87-1.91 0.21 1.30¥ 0.87-1.95 0.201
Season
High season Ref      
Low season 0.64 0.43-0.97 0.036 0.67† 0.45-1.00 0.048
Site
Ifakara HDSS (pre-mRDT) Ref      
Rufiji HDSS (post-mRDT) 0.74 0.49-1.12 0.15 0.72‡ 0.48-1.10 0.127
  1. ¥: adjusted for season and site.
  2. †: adjusted for type of diagnosis and site.
  3. ‡: adjusted for type of diagnosis and season.