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Table 1 Descriptive monthly numbers of clinical malaria cases and estimated monthly data discrepancy between clinics' outpatient books and government statistics in clinical malaria case reporting, stratified by eight clinics, Honiara, Solomon Islands, 2007.

From: The accuracy of clinical malaria case reporting at primary health care facilities in Honiara, Solomon Islands

  Clinics   
Monthly numbers of clinical malaria cases
(Mean (Standard Error))
Kukum Mataniko Mbokona Mbokona-vera Naha Rove Vura White river Annual total cases of clinical malaria in eight clinics  
Clinics' outpatient books (i) 297.3
(30.8)
230.5
(14.5)
46.3
(3.5)
180.3
(15.8)
148.6
(7.1)
307.7
(18.7)
85.3
(10.3)
74.2
(6.5)
15840  
Government statistics (ii) 276.8
(42.1)
223.2
(16.5)
49.6
(5.3)
155.4
(14.9)
156.7
(11.2)
304.5
(26.6)
80.3
(10.5)
73.6
(6.9)
16411  
Monthly discrepancy
(Mean (Standard Error))
Kukum Mataniko Mbokona Mbokona-vera Naha Rove Vura White river Total P-value
Magnitude of data discrepancy
| ii/i -1 |* (%)
37.9
(12.6)
9.4
(2.0)
60.4
(14.2)
20.8
(3.5)
16.1
(3.0)
8.6
(3.2)
11.7
(3.3)
5.1
(1.7)
21.2
(3.0)
< 0.001
Direction of the data discrepancy
ii/i -1 ** (%)
2.4
(17.0)
-3.3
(6.6)
23.4
(12.4)
-12.5
(5.3)
5.6
(3.8)
-2.4
(3.2)
-6.1
(6.2)
-1.3
(2.3)
-0.7
(3.7)
< 0.001
  1. (n = 12 per clinic, n = 96 in total)
  2. * |(Monthly number of clinical malaria cases in government statistics/Monthly numbers of clinical malaria cases in clinics' outpatient books) - 1|
  3. ** (Monthly number of clinical malaria cases in government statistics/Monthly numbers of clinical malaria cases in clinics' outpatient books) - 1
  4. "Positive direction" means that government data is larger than clinics' data, and "negative direction" means that government data is smaller than clinics' data.
  5. ╙ Friedman's ANOVA test