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Table 2 Parasite-based malaria testing and prescription rates (%) with anti-malarial drugs by age group

From: Malaria diagnosis and treatment practices following introduction of rapid diagnostic tests in Kibaha District, Coast Region, Tanzania

Patient category <5 years >5 years All patients p-value
Number of patients 87 108 195  
Patients tested for malaria 57 (65.5) 48 (44.4) 105 (53.8) 0.01
Patients with positive results 17 (29.8) 14 (29.2) 31 (29.5) 0.94
Patients with negative results 40 (70.2) 34 (70.8) 74 (70.5) 1.0
Malaria positive patients prescribed anti-malarial drugs 17 (100) 14 (100) 31 (100) 1.0
Malaria negative patients prescribed anti-malarial drugs 5 (12.5) 5 (14.7) 10 (13.5) 0.78
Non-tested patients 30 (34.5) 60 (55.6) 90 (46.2) 0.01
Non-tested patients prescribed anti-malarial drugs 6 (20.0) 19 (31.7) 25 (27.8) 0.24