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Table 2 Background health facility and health worker characteristics of patient consultations during the low and high malaria transmission seasons. N = 769

From: Provider compliance to artemisinin-based combination therapy at primary health care facilities in the middle belt of Ghana

Characteristics Low season
N = 559
n (%)
High season
N = 210
n (%)
Both seasons N = 769
n (%)
Health facility characteristics
 Type of facility
  Hospital 117 (20.9) 37 (17.6) 154 (20.0)
  Health centre/clinic 379 (67.8) 146 (69.5) 525 (68.3)
  CHPS 63 (11.3) 27 (12.9) 90 (11.7)
 Functional equipment
  Weight scale for all ages 13 (2.3) 66 (31.4) 79 (10.3)
  At least one weight scale 559 (100.0) 210 (100.0) 769 (100.0)
  Thermometer 555 (99.3) 210 (100.0) 765 (99.5)
 Wall charts/reference material
  Wall flowchart 494 (88.4) 172 (81.9) 666 (86.6)
  Revised malaria treatment guidelines 250 (44.7) 97 (46.2) 347 (45.1)
 Diagnostic testing available
  Microscopy 344 (61.5) 113 (53.8) 457 (59.4)
  Rapid diagnostic testing 348 (62.3) 170 (81.0) 518 (67.4)
  Either microscopy or RDT 520 (93.0) 203 (96.7) 723 (94.0)
 Anti-malarial stock
  Artesunate amodiaquine 486 (86.9) 210 (100.0) 696 (90.5)
  Artemether lumefantrine 465 (83.2) 173 (82.4) 638 (83.0)
  Dihydroartemisinin piperaquine 97 (17.4) 0 97 (12.6)
  At least an ACT 559 (100.0) 210 (100.0) 769 (100.0)
Health worker characteristics
 Cadre consulting
  Medical doctor 102 (18.3) 42 (20.0) 144 (18.7)
  Medical assistant 178 (31.8) 42 (20.0) 220 (28.6)
  Midwife 47 (8.4) 15 (7.1) 62 (8.1)
  Trained nurse 47 (8.4) 30 (14.3) 77 (10.0)
  CHN 62 (11.1) 23 (11.0) 85 (11.1)
  Nurse aid or lower 123 (22.0) 58 (27.6) 181 (23.5)
 Training
  ACT-specific 383 (68.5) 151 (71.9) 534 (68.4)
  IMCI 135 (24.5) 29 (13.8) 164 (21.3)
 Supervision within previous 6 months 289 (51.7) 110 (52.4) 399 (51.9)
  1. N = 769
  2. CHPS community health planning services, CHN community health nurses, IMCI integrated management of childhood illness