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Table 1 Total outpatient attendances during the 21-day period of the study according to primary diagnosis.

From: The contribution of microscopy to targeting antimalarial treatment in a low transmission area of Tanzania

Diagnosis *Age <5 yr Age 5+ yr Total
Acute respiratory infection 184(40%) 174(21%) 358(28%)
Malaria 96(21%) 144(18%) 240(19%)
Diarrhoea 58(13%) 59(7%) 117(9%)
Skin infection 23(5%) 21(3%) 44(3%)
Intestinal helminths 17(4%) 9(1%) 26(2%)
Ear infection 7(2%) 7(1%) 14(1%)
Urinary tract infection 3(1%) 11(1%) 14(1%)
Anaemia 2(0.4%) 10(1%) 12(1%)
Other 70(15%) 378(46%) 448(35%)
Total 460 813 1,273
  1. *Age groups determined by routine reporting of outpatient attendances according to Ministry of Health guidelines.
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