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Table 3 Health worker factors associated with correct prescription of ACT (N = 685)

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

  Univariate   Multivariate  
Variable Unadjusted odds ratio (95% CI) P-value Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) P-value
Health worker cadre     
  Seen by medical officer Ref   Ref  
  Seen by a clinical officer 1.9(0.99-3.63) 0.051 2.2(1.05-4.49) 0.037
  Seen by a nurse aide or lower cadre 2.8(1.41-5.73) 0.004 3.1(1.34-7.12) 0.009
Working experience,     
Seen by HW with less than 3 years work experience Ref   Ref  
Seen by HW with 3 or more years’ work experience 2.7(1.30-5.65) 0.008 2.9(1.20-7.10) 0.019
Supervision visit     
Seen by HW who had no supervision visit Ref   Ref  
Seen by HW who had supervision visit in the previous 6 months 0.8(0.42-1.48) 0.460 1.3(0.55-3.22) 0.515
In-service training     
Seen by HW who not received in-service training Ref   Ref  
Seen by HW who received in-service training in case management 1.3(0.77-2.09) 0.343 1.1(0.57-1.83) 0.942
Job aids     
Seen by HW with no malaria case management job aid Ref   Ref  
Seen by HW with malaria case management job aid 1.3(0.79-2.09) 0.313 1.1(0.63-1.83) 0.788
Age of health worker     
  Seen by HW aged below 35 or 35 Ref   Ref  
  Seen by HW aged 36-60 1.3(0.68-2.35) 0.450 0.9(0.47-1.78) 0.791
  Seen by HW aged above 60 1.0(0.46-2.25) 0.974 1.0(0.49-2.15) 0.948