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Table 6 Multivariate description of ACT over-treatment for all patients in post- and pre-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 1.20 0.72-1.98 0.48 1.05¥ 0.60-1.84 0.856
Clinical diagnosis 2.54 1.56-4.12 0.00 2.24¥ 1.37-3.67 0.001
Season  
High season Ref      
Low season 0.89 0.57-1.38 0.587 0.82 † 0.54-1.23 0.328
Site  
Ifakara HDSS(pre-mRDT) Ref      
Rufiji HDSS(post-mRDT) 0.50 0.32-0.8 0.004 0.57‡ 0.36-0.89 0.014
  1. ¥: adjusted for season and site.
  2. †: adjusted for type of diagnosis and site.
  3. ‡: adjusted for type of diagnosis and season.