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Table 1 Charateristics of study population in Rufiji and Kilombero-Ulanga (KU) HDSS sites, Tanzania

From: Access to artemisinin-based anti-malarial treatment and its related factors in rural Tanzania

  Rufiji KU
Number of peopple identified with recent fever 1041 (100%) 1103 (100%)
Number of people with recent fever who completed access interviews 1024 (98.4%) 1088 (98.6%)
Number of people with recent fever with incomplete access interviews 4 (0.4%) 15 (1.4%)
Number of people with recent fever with no access interviews 13 (1.3%) 0
Of those with complete interiviews
Sex   
Males 442 (43.2%) 466 (42.8%)
Females 582 (56.8%) 622 (57.2%)
Age groups
Under-five children 328 (32%) 300 (27.6%)
Five years and above 696 (68%) 788 (72.4%)
Socio-economic status by asset index
Poorest 194 (19%) 176 (16.2%)
Less poor 201 (19.6%) 244 (22.4%)
Middle 192 (18.8%) 196 (18%)
More rich 229 (22.4%) 204 (18.8%)
Least poor 208 (20.3%) 268 (24.6%)
Complete interviews conducted during:
High malaria transmission season 618 (60.4%) 736 (67.7%)
Low malaria transmission season 406 (39.7%) 352 (32.4%)
Use of different malaria treatment providers
Health facilities 498 (48.6%) 511 (47%)
Accreditted Drugs Dispensing Outlets (ADDOS) 97 (9.5%) 395 (36.3%)
Other authorized treatment providers 14 (1.4%) 22 (2%)
Unauthorized providers 415 (40.5%) 160 (14.7%)
Both health facilities and ADDOs 43 (4.2%) 54 (5%)
Having a blood diagnosed using mRDT or microscopy 332 (32.4%) 199 (18.3%)