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Table 2 Health facility and health worker characteristics

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

  n/N % 95%CI
Availability of malaria diagnostic    
HF with microscopy 6/30 20.0 7.7-38.6
HF with mRDT 18/30 60.0 40.6-77.3
HF with both microscopy and mRDT 6/30 20.0 7.7-38.6
Health workers    
  Medical officer 6/71 8.4 3.2-27.5
  Clinical officer 40/71 56.3 44.0-68.1
  Nurse aide and lower cadre 25/71 35.2 24.2-47.5
Patient seen by health worker(Age)    
Patient seen by Health workers with age below and equal 35 134/685 19.6 12.3-29.8
Patient seen by health workers with age 35-60 514/685 75.0 64.9-83.0
Patient seen by health workers with age above 60 37/685 5.4 2.6-11.0
Patient seen by health worker (cadre, experience, training and job aids)    
  Patient seen by a medical officer 32/685 4.7 2.4-9.0
  Patient seen by a clinical officer 488/685 71.2 60.5-80.0
  Patient seen by nurse aide or lower cadre 165/685 24.1 15.9-34.8
  Patient seen by HW with 3 or more years’ experience 525/685 76.6 68.0-83.5
  Patient seen by HW who had supervision visit in the previous 6 month 153/685 22.3 15.0-32.0
  Patient seen by HW who received in-service training in malaria case management* 458/685 66.9 55.4-76.6
  Patient seen by HW with malaria case management job aid** 289/685 42.2 30.7-54.5
  1. *In-service training includes malaria case management, integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI), or use of new anti-malarials.
  2. **Job aids include possession of the national malaria guideline and wall chart.