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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of all patients included in the survey, by HDSS site

From: Correct dosing of artemether-lumefantrine for management of uncomplicated malaria in rural Tanzania: do facility and patient characteristics matter?

Facility/patients characteristic All sites: N = 1471(%) Rufiji: n = 710 (%) K/U: n = 761 (%)
Type of health facility:    
Seen in dispensaries 1037 (70.5) 477 (67.2) 560 (73.6)
Seen in health centers 403 (27.4) 202 (28.5) 201 (26.4)
Seen in hospitals 31 (2.1) 31 (4.4) 0
Health facility ownership:    
Seen in Public HFs 1179 (80.0) 543 76.5) 636 (83.6)
Seen in Non-public HFs 292 (20.0) 167 (23.5) 125 (16.4)
Availability:    
Seen in HF with functioning scale for all age 1428 (97.0) 697 (98.2) 731 (96.1)
Seen in HF with malaria diagnostic capacity 881 (60.0) 527 (74.2) 354 (46.5)
Seen in HF AL in stock 1268 (86.2) 666 (93.8) 602 (79.1)
Seen in HF with treatment reference materials 1293 (87.9) 604 (85.1) 689 (94.4)
Health worker (HW) factors:    
Seen by HW trained on AL use 837 (57.0) 219 (30.9) 618 (81.2)
Seen by HW supervised in past 6 months 1004 (68.3) 474 (66.8) 530 (75.6)
Patients characteristics:    
Age <5 years 701 (47.7) 349 (49.2) 352 (46.3)
Age 5–15 years 246 (16.7) 112 (15.8) 134 (18.0)
Age >15 years 524 (35.6) 249 (35.1) 275 (36.0)
Fever or history of fever 1247 (84.8) 620 (87.3) 627 (82.4)