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Table 4 Correctness of artemether-lumefantrine dosage prescriptions – change of practice between 2004 and 2006 surveys in four districts in Zambia

From: Paediatric malaria case-management with artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: a repeat cross-sectional study

  Recommended No (%) Overdose No (%) Underdose No (%) Dose not specified No (%)
2004     
   All children 5–24 kg (N = 48) 39(81.3) 2 (4.2) 5 (10.4) 2 (4.2)
5–9 kg (N = 6) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 0 0
10–14 kg (N = 34) 31 (91.2) 1 (2.9) 0 2 (5.9)
15–24 kg (N = 8) 3 (37.5) 0 5 (62.5) 0
2006     
   All children 5–24 kg (N = 380) 338 (89.0) 11 (2.9) 28 (7.4) 3 (0.8)
5–9 kg (N = 149) 143 (96.0) 0 5 (3.4) 1 (0.7)
10–14 kg (N = 185) 173 (93.5) 10 (5.4) 1 (0.5) 1 (0.5)
15–24 kg (N = 46) 22 (47.8) 1 (2.2) 22 (47.8) 1 (2.2)