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Table 7 Provider practices on ACT by outlet type

From: Provider knowledge of treatment policy and dosing regimen with artemether-lumefantrine and quinine in malaria-endemic areas of western Kenya

  Public Private Not-for-profit
(n = 126) (n = 96) (n = 66)
Request for written prescription Yes 109 (86.3%) 22 (22.8%) 52 (79.1%)
No 17 (13.7%) 74 (77.2%) 14 (21.2%)
Prescribes AL Yes 86 (67.9%) 13 (37.6%) 19 (29.1%)
No 40 (31.6%) 83 (72.4%) 47 (70.9%)
Sells partial packs of AL Yes 1 (1.0%) 79 (82.3%) 8 (12.1%)
No 125 (99.0%) 17 (17.7%) 58 (87.9%)
Advice given when dispensing AL
Take first dose immediately 50 (39.7%) 8 (8.0%) 7 (11.2%)
Need for adherence to timing 9 (7.1%) 21 (21.8%) 53 (81.1%)
Verbal description of treatment course 1(1.0%) 5 (5.2%) 1 (1.0%)
Side effects 11 (8.7%) 10 (10.4%) -
Drug interactions - - 1 (1.0%)
Importance of adherence to treatment course 45 (35.7%) 3 (3.0%) 3 (4.9%)
Taking with a lot of fluids 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Others 2 (1.6%) 15 (15.6%) -
None given 7 (5.6%) 35 (36.5%) 1 (1.9%)
  1. Distributions of proportions performed by Chi-square tests.