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Table 2 Preferences for malaria test location (n = 824)

From: Attitudes toward home-based malaria testing in rural and urban Sierra Leone

Question   Home-based test by self/family Home-based test by a trained CHV Laboratory-based test No preference Would not take the test either way
Some communities have trained volunteers who are able to do malaria tests in their neighbours’ homes. If a community health volunteer lived in your section, would you prefer to take a malaria test at a clinical laboratory or in your home? Rural -- 72.1% (477/662) 24.8% (164/662) 1.7% (11/662) 1.5% (10/662)
Urban -- 40.9% (63/154) 58.4% (90/154) 0.6% (1/154) 0.0% (0/154)
Some new malaria tests are designed for self-use. If you had the option of testing yourself for malaria at home, would you prefer to take a malaria test at a clinical laboratory or in your home? Rural 73.5% (486/661) -- 22.5% (149/661) 2.0% (13/661) 2.0% (13/661)
Urban 52.6% (81/154) -- 46.1% (71/154) 1.3% (2/154) 0.0% (0/154)
If you were going to take a malaria test while at home, would you prefer to do the test yourself (or have a family member help you) or have a community health volunteer assist you? Rural 28.1% (186/661) 68.1% (450/661) -- 2.0% (13/661) 1.8% (12/661)
Urban 21.3% (33/155) 76.8% (119/155) -- 0.6% (1/155) 1.3% (2/155)
  1. Note: This table excludes participants who did not provide a response to either question.