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Table 2 Characteristics of providers observed in the study

From: Why do health workers give anti-malarials to patients with negative rapid test results? A qualitative study at rural health facilities in western Uganda

  Number of providers (%)
HCII HCIII Total
Gender
 Female 6 8 14 (64 %)
 Male 4 4 8 (36 %)
Cadre
 Nursing assistant 5 4 9 (41 %)
 Nurse 4 7 11 (50 %)
 Clinical officer 1 1 2 (9 %)
Year of last qualification
 1991 and before (more than 20 years prior) 3 0 3 (14 %)
 1992–2001 (10–19 years prior) 0 3 3 (14 %)
 2002–2011 (within last 10 years) 7 9 16 (73 %)
Number of years at health facility
 Less than 1 year 2 1 3 (14 %)
 1–5 years 5 8 13 (59 %)
 6 or more years 3 3 6 (27 %)
Age
 30 and younger 4 5 9 (41 %)
 31–45 1 7 8 (36 %)
 46 and older 4 0 4 (18 %)
Total 10 12 22