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Table 1 Patient characteristics and ACT prescription by patients characteristics included in analysis

From: Health worker factors associated with prescribing of artemisinin combination therapy for uncomplicated malaria in rural Tanzania

Patient demographic n/N % 95%CI
Patient age    
  Mean age in years (range) 11 (0–80)   
  Children under 5 years 370/685 54.0 50.3-57.8
  5 years and above 315/685 46.0 42.3-49.7
Patient gender    
  Female 373/685 54.5 51.0-57.9
  Male 312/685 45.5 42.2-49.0
Type of malaria diagnostic    
  Patient diagnosed by microscopy 115/685 16.8 10.8-25.2
  Patient diagnosed by mRDT 114/685 16.6 11.1-24.3
  Patient diagnosed clinically 456/685 66.6 56.6-75.2
Patient treatment    
Patient prescribed ACT 398/685 58.1 51.9-64.1
Patient prescribed ACT by age    
  Under 5 219/370 59.2 51.9-66.1
  5 and above 179/315 56.8 49.6-63.8
Patient prescribed ACT by type of diagnostic    
  Diagnosed by microscopy 70/115 60.9 48.5-72.0
  Diagnosed by mRDT 95/114 83.3 72.9-90.3
  Clinically diagnosed 233/456 51.1 42.8-59.4
Patient prescribed ACT by health worker cadre    
Seen by medical officer 13/32 40.6 27.8-54.9
Seen by clinical officer 276/488 50.6 48.6-64.2
Seen by nurse and lower cadre 109/165 66.1 56.5-74.5
Patient prescribed with Non-ACT 287/687 41.9 35.9-48.2
  SP 5/685 0.7 0.3-2.1
  Quinine 71/685 10.4 7.4-14.3
  Other anti-malarial 1/685 0.1 0.02-1.1
  Not prescribed with any anti-malarial 210/685 30.7 27.2-34.3