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Table 2 Anti-malarial drugs prescribed to hospitalized children with positive malaria test results

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

Anti-malarial type Hospital
Tororo (n = 7291) (%) Jinja (n = 9085) (%) Kambuga (n = 998) (%) Mubende (n = 4077) (%) Apac (n = 3832) (%) Kabale (N = 200) (%)
IV quinine 6404 (87.8) 7162 (78.8) 842 (84.4) 3513 (86.2) 2842 (74.2) 105 (52.5)
IV artesunate 457 (6.3) 1578 (17.4) 112 (11.2) 239 (5.9) 915 (23.9) 66 (33.3)
IM artemether 336 (4.6) 262 (2.9) 10 (1.0) 141 (3.5) 5 (0.1) 7 (3.5)
Oral artemether–lumefantrine 87 (1.2) 59 (0.6) 12 (1.2) 125 (3.1) 55 (1.4) 17 (8.5)
Oral quinine 3 (0.04) 16 (0.2) 18 (1.8) 54 (1.3) 8 (0.2) 3 (1.5)
Rectal artesunate 2 (0.03) 1 (0.01) 4 (0.4) 2 (0.04) 7 (0.2) 1 (0.5)
Oral sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine 1 (0.01) 4 (0.04) 0 2 (0.04) 0 1 (0.5)
Oral artesunate 1 (0.01) 3 (0.03) 0 0 0 0
Oral chloroquine 0 0 0 1 (0.02) 0 0