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Table 1 Malaria testing and treatment practices among children admitted to six hospitals: July 2011 to December 2013

From: Anti-malarial prescription practices among children admitted to six public hospitals in Uganda from 2011 to 2013

Hospital Total admissions Tested for malaria (% total) Test positivity rate (%) Proportion prescribed an anti-malarial drug (%)
Positive test result Negative test result
Tororo 13,538 12,962 (95.7) 57.3 7291/7421 (98.2) 1154/5541 (20.8)
Jinja 20,426 19,800 (96.9) 46.6 9085/9229 (98.4) 5661/10,571 (53.6)
Kambuga 3294 3248 (98.6) 32.4 998/1052 (94.9) 877/2196 (39.9)
Mubende 10,030 9751 (97.2) 43.4 4077/4234 (96.3) 2958/5517 (53.6)
Apac 6946 6755 (97.3) 57.9 3832/3914 (97.9) 814/2841 (28.7)
Kabale 3861 3766 (97.5) 5.9 200/222 (90.1) 513/3544 (14.5)