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Table 3 Proportion of patients who received correct dosing of artemether-lumefantrine based on age and/or weight, by health facility, health worker and patient characteristics

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

Patient seen in health facility n (%) p- value
Dispensary (N = 381) 350 (91.8) 0.827
Health centre (N = 114) 106 (93.0)
Hospital (N = 8) 7 (87. 5)
Public health facility (N = 429) 398 (92.7) 0.147
Non-public health facility (N = 74) 65 (87.8)
Availability at health facility:
Artemether-lumefantrine in stock (N = 458) 422 (92.1) 0.808
Diagnostic capacity (mRDT or functional BS:N = 278) 256 (92.1) 0.972
Weighing scale available (N = 367) 340 (92.6) 0.418
Copy of malaria treatment guidelines or reference (N = 411) 379 (92.2) 0.771
Patient seen by health worker who had:
Supervision in previous six months (N = 110) 100 (90.9) 0.618
Training on use of artemether-lumefantrine (N = 224) 203 (90.6) 0.291
Patient age:
Aged <3 years (N = 177) 172 (97.2) <0.001
Aged 3 to <9 years (N = 145) 123 (84.8)
Aged 9 to <12 years (N = 33) 27 (81.8)
Aged 12 years and above (N = 148) 141 (95.3)
Patient weight:
5 -15 kg (N = 241) 234 (97.1) <0.001
>15 -25 kg (N = 88) 70 (79.5)
>25- 35 kg (N = 24) 18 (75.0)
>35 kg (N = 150) 141 (94.0)
Other characteristics:
Had fever with present illness (N = 488) 449 (92.0) 0.852
Correct dosing by age or/and weight (N = 503) 463 (92.1)
Correct dosing by weight only (N = 503) 431 (85.7)
Correct dosing by age only (N = 503) 395 (78.5)