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Table 1 Reported malaria cases, diagnostic tests and treatment regimens by year at health care facilities in Mutasa District, 2003 – 2011

From: Changes in the burden of malaria following scale up of malaria control interventions in Mutasa District, Zimbabwe

Year   2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011*
Number of reporting health care facilities   24 27 28 29 31 31 31 31 31
Reported number of suspected malaria cases Total 31,782 50,630 62,933 79,994 74,226 101,531 73,619 61,607 50,798
< 5 years 7,974 12,464 13,948 15,611 15,812 22,978 14,991 12,035 12,476
≥ 5 years 23,808 38,166 48,985 64,383 58,414 78,553 58,628 49,572 38,322
Proportion of suspected malaria cases by age category < 5 years 25% 25% 22% 20% 21% 23% 20% 20% 25%
≥ 5 years 75% 75% 78% 80% 79% 77% 80% 80% 75%
Reported number of diagnostic tests performed Microscopy 324 187 796 850 22 9 46 0 0
RDT 0 0 704 702 11996 65868 62912 50717 39207
Proportion of suspected malaria cases tested by RTD   0% 0% 1% 1% 16% 65% 85% 82% 77%
Reported number of RDT positive malaria cases Total 0 0 328 322 6561 50462 44326 32641 28098
< 5 years 0 0 124 50 1098 13788 8565 5471 5631
≥ 5 years 0 0 204 272 5463 36674 35761 27170 22467
Proportion of suspected malaria cases confirmed by RDT Total 0% 0% 47% 46% 55% 77% 70% 64% 72%
< 5 years 0% 0% 41% 58% 53% 78% 73% 58% 57%
≥ 5 years 0% 0% 51% 44% 55% 76% 70% 66% 77%
Reported number of treated cases by drug regimen Total 31,782 51,630 62,933 79,994 74,226 101,531 73,619 61,607 50,798
CQ 20,151 15,838 18,886 20,129 19,320 13,924 0 0 0
CQ + S/P 11,631 35,792 44,047 59,865 41,764 2,955 344 0 0
ACT 0 0 0 0 13,142 84,652 73,275 61,607 50,798
Reported number of non-malaria cases Total 114,148 143,130 171,116 163,153 171,630 162,524 177,578 184,396 96,826
< 5 years 24,962 30,791 36,919 29,773 28,170 46,325 58,464 65,515 34,501
≥ 5 years 89,186 112,339 134,197 133,380 143,460 116,199 119,114 118,881 62,325
Proportion of suspected malaria cases of all clinic cases < 5 years 24 % 29% 27% 34% 36% 33% 20% 16% 27%
  ≥ 5 years 21% 25% 27% 33% 29% 40% 33% 29% 38%
  1. * First quarter only.