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Table 4 Predictors of correct dosing of artemether-lumefantrine by age and/or weight

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) n (%) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Dispensary (N = 381) 350 (91.8) 1.6 (0.1-19.6) 2.5 (0.2-26)
Health centre (N = 114) 106 (93.0) 1.8 (0.1-16.3) 1.7 (0.2-17)
Hospital (N = 8) 7 (87.5) Ref Ref
Public health facility (N = 429) 398 (92.8) Ref Ref
Non-public health facility (N = 74) 65 (87.8) 0.5 (0.2-1.2) 0.2 (0.06-0.6)
Availability at health facility:
Artemether-lumefantrine in stock (N = 458) 422 (92.1) 1.1 (0.4-2.9) 0.9 (0.4-2.1)
No artemether-lumefantrine in stock (N = 45) 41 (91.1) Ref Ref
Diagnostic capacity: mRDT or functional BS (N = 278) 256 (92.1) 1.0 (0.5-2.0) 1.8 (0.5-6.1)
No diagnostic capacity (N = 225) 207 (92.0) Ref Ref
Weighing scale available (N = 367) 340 (92.6) 0.7 (0.3-1.5) 0.6 (0.3-1.5)
No weighing scale available (N = 136) 123 (90.4) Ref Ref
Copy of treatment guidelines or reference (N = 411) 379 (92.2) 1.1 (0.5-2.6) 0.6 (0.2-1.4)
No copy of guideline (N = 92) 84 (91.3) Ref Ref
Patient seen by health worker who had:
Supervision in previous six months(N = 110) 100 (91.0) 0.8 (0.3-1.9) 0.6(0.3-1.0)
No supervision previous six months (N = 393) 363 (92.4) Ref Ref
Training on use of artemether-lumefantrine (N = 224) 203 (90.6) 0.7 (0.4-1.3) 0.5 (0.2-1.2)
No training on use of artemether-lumefantrine (N = 279) 260 (93.2) Ref Ref
Patient age:
<3 years (N = 177) 172 (97.2) Ref Ref*
3- <9 years (N = 145) 123 (84.8) 0.1 (0.05-0.5) 0.1 (0.04-0.4)
9- <12 years (N = 33) 27 (81.8) 0.1(0.04-0.4) 0.1 (0.03-0.3)
12 years and above (N = 148) 141 (95.3) 0.6 (0.2-1.9) 0.6 (0.2-2.2)
Patient weight:
5 -15 kg (N = 241) 234 (97.1) Ref Ref*
>15 -25 kg (N = 88) 70 (79.5) 0.1 (0.04-0.3) 0.1 (0.03-0.3)
>25- 35 kg (N = 24) 18 (75.0) 0.1 (0.03-0.2) 0.06 (0.01-0.2)
>35 kg (N = 150) 141 (94.0) 0.6 (0.2-2.1) 0.8 (0.2-2.8)
Other characteristics:
Had fever with present illness (N = 463) 449 (92.0) 1.2 (0.2-6.5) 0.6 (0.07-4.5)
No fever this illness (N = 15) 14 (93.2) Ref Ref
  1. *Due to collinearity of age and weight, multivariate models did not include both age and weight in a single model.