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Table 1 Showing use patterns of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic tests made at 12 Rural Health Centres in the South Province of Zambia.

From: Rural health centres, communities and malaria case detection in Zambia using mobile telephones: a means to detect potential reservoirs of infection in unstable transmission conditions

  Weekly Mean  
Health Centre Elevation (m) No. Weeks No. Weeks with RDT Stock Outs Total +ve (95% CI) Total Tests (95% CI) Proportion (%) Tests Positive (no. +ve/no. tests) Total Population
(Census Data 2003)
Chitongo 1013 48 3 10.39
(7.70-13.08)
123.07
(107.0-139.14)
9.03 14,666
Mapanza 1059 47 1 7.92
(6.36-9.48)
62.15
(51.55-72.75)
10.53 17,405
Chilalantambo 1100 48 12 0.90
(0.49-1.32)
3.56
(2.49-4.63)
33.59 2,614
Moobola 1165 44 8 1.68
(0.97-2.39)
55.91
(46.33-65.49)
3.78 14,356
Simaubi 1117 44 8 2.36
(1.20-3.52)
26.62
(21.84-31.40)
11.49 7,506
Mangunza 1087 36 0 1.31
(0.50-2.12)
10.6
(8.20-13.01)
12.67 9,756
Chilala 1187 47 2 1.60
(0.87-2.33)
10.77
(8.69-12.85)
15.82 9,630
Habulile 1210 48 0 3.58
(2.14-5.02)
23.40
(11.30-35.49)
15.64 7,223
Macha 1083 48 0 2.42
(1.48-3.35)
35.71
(28.87-42.54)
6.77 15,290
Mbabala 1204 37 0 0.27
(0.01-0.52)
26.83
(22.04-31.36)
1.04 9,981
Nalube 1110 47 3 0.64
(0.30-0.97)
7.45
(6.14-8.75)
9.15 2,614
Siabunkulu 1190 38 0 2.89
(1.29-4.48)
21.74
(14.23-29.24)
13.33 9,246
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