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Table 2 Distribution of patients who received artemether-lumefantrine by health facility, health worker and patient characteristics (N = 503)

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

Patient seen in (type of) health facility: n (%)
Dispensary 381 (75.7)
Health centre 114 (22.7)
Hospital 8 (1.6)
Public health facility 429 (85.3)
Non-public health facility 74 (14.7)
Availability at health facility:  
Artemether-lumefantrine in stock 458 (91.1)
Diagnostic capacity rapid diagnostic test or functional microscopy available 278 (55.3)
Weighing scale available 367 (72.9)
Printed copy of malaria treatment guidelines or reference available 411 (81.7)
Patient seen by health worker who had:  
Supervision in previous six months 110 (21.8)
Training on use of artemether-lumefantrine 224 (44.5)
Patient age groups:  
Aged <3 years 177 (35.2)
Aged 3 to <9 years 144 (28.6)
Aged 9 to <12 years 33 (6.6)
Aged 12 years and above 149 (29.6)
Patient weight groups:  
Weight <15 kg 245 (48.7)
Weight 15 to <25 kg 89 (17.7)
Weight 25 to <35 kg 24 (4.8)
Weight 35 kg and above 145 (28.8)
Other characteristics:  
Presented with fever/history of fever in previous 48 hours 488 (97.0)
Had weight assessed/recorded 170 (33.8)
Had age assessed/recorded 482 (95.8)
Had fever and a malaria test performed at health facility 223 (44.3)