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Table 5 Baseline and endline coverage and timeliness of blood test, knowledge and health behaviours

From: Effects of malaria volunteer training on coverage and timeliness of diagnosis: a cluster randomized controlled trial in Myanmar

  Baseline Endline
  Intervention Comparison Intervention Comparison P value** Midwives
  (n = 210) (n = 195) (n = 268) (n = 287)   (n = 313)
  % (SE) % (SE) % (SE) % (SE)   % (SE)
Blood test       
Blood test coverage 7.2 (2.2) 8.4 (1.9) 14.9 (2.4) 5.7 (1.7) 0.003 21.4 (2.6)
Timeliness in days in Mean (SE) among those tested 4.06 (0.9) 2.86 (0.3) 3.62 (0.35) 4.84 (1.32) 0.37 3.22 (0.43)
Knowledge       
Know the place of blood test 39.8 (4.6) 57.0 (4.6) 73.5 (2.8)* 63.2 (3.2) 0.017 80.3 (2.3)
Know the need to check 46.1 (4.6) 52.9 (4.7) 68.1 (3.0)* 61.8 (3.2)* 0.24 76.9 (2.5)
Know free treatment for malaria 12.0 (2.9) 28.8 (4.5) 56.2 (3.2)* 32.0 (3.0) 0.0000 56.8 (3.1)
Knowledge score on transmission (out of maximum possible 8) in mean (SE) 2.40 (0.2) 2.67 (0.1) 2.52 (0.13) 2.40 (0.12) 0.51 2.70 (0.13)
Health behaviour       
Has mosquito net 98.2 (0.8) 97.7 (0. 8) 98.5 (0.6) 98.7 (0.6) 0.82 98.8 (0.5)
Has impregnated net 14.6 (3.5) 35.9 (4.8) 35.1 (3.2)* 16.2 (2.2)* 0.0000 29.3 (2.7)
Sleep under bed net - - 81.3 (2.4) 71.8 (2.9) 0.01 84.1 (2.3)
  1. * Significant difference from the baseline result.
  2. ** Testing difference between the intervention and the comparison group.