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Table 2 Distributions of fever, anti-malarial drugs given and rapid diagnostic test results by anti-malarial drug prescription after laboratory results

From: Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria and health workers’ adherence to test results at health facilities in Zambia

Factor Anti-malarial drug prescribed after laboratory result
Yes No
n (%) n (%)
Fever
Yes 888(59.3) 103 (22.2)
No 610 (40.7) 360 (77.8)
Total 1,498 (100) 463 (100)
Anti-malarial drug given
Coartem® 743 (49.6) 251 (54.0)
SP 296 (19.7) 168 (36.1)
Quinine 41 (2.7) 25 (5.4)
None 419 (28.0) 21 (4.5)
Total 1,499 (100) 465 (100)
RDT result
Positive 200 (13.4) 74 (16.0)
Negative 1,295 (86.6) 389 (84.0)
Total 1,495 (100) 463 (100)