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Table 1 Characteristics of anti-malarial stocking outlets and their providers in Eastern Myanmar, 2014 (N = 573)

From: Who continues to stock oral artemisinin monotherapy? Results of a provider survey in Myanmar

Outlet characteristics Count Percent (%)
Location
 Rural 388 67.7 
 Urban 185 32.3 
Outlet type
 Healthcare facility 54 9.4 
 Pharmacy 125 21.8
 Itinerant drug vendor 62 10.8
 Retailer 160 27.9
 Health worker 172 30.0
License to sell drugs
 Yes 169 29.5
Providers’ characteristics
 Education level
  Low-mid 122 21.3
  High 203 35.4
  Graduate 248 43.3
 Health-related qualification   
  Yes 323 56.4
External support
 Had someone from PSI ever visited
  Yes 395 68.9
 Attended any trainings or workshops about malaria diagnosis
  Yes 120 20.9
 Attended any trainings or workshops about malaria treatment
  Yes 132 23.0
 Heard or seen any message about malaria
  Yes 206 36.0
Providers’ knowledge
 Knew the most effective treatment for uncomplicated malaria
  Yes 240 41.9
 Knew the first line anti-malarial recommended by government
  Yes 131 22.9
 Knew that some anti-malarials are banned in Myanmar
  Yes 69 12.0
 Knew the meaning of Padonma logo (QAACT)
  Correct 53 9.2
Providers’ practice   
 Treated Pf and Pv differently
  Yes 234 40.8 
 Most recommended treatment for malaria
  Right 263 45.9 
 Decide which anti-malarial medicines customers receive
  Yes 380 66.3 
 Cut blister packs or sell partial courses
  Yes 101 17.6 
 Provided cocktails
  Yes 155 27.1 
 Stock decision made by consumer demand
  Yes 128 22.3 
 Stock decision made by easily available
  Yes 67 11.7 
 Stock decision made by more effective
  Yes 249 43.5 
  1. Pf, Plasmodium falciparum; Pv, Plasmodium vivax