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Table 1 Characteristics of children who visited CHWs and were eligible for referral (presented with a temperature ≥38.5 °C)

From: Community health workers adherence to referral guidelines: evidence from studies introducing RDTs in two malaria transmission settings in Uganda

  Moderate-to-high transmission setting (%)a Low transmission setting (%)b
N = 1473 N = 428
Age group (years)
 <1.0 296 (20.2) 116 (27.4)
 1.0–2.9 630 (43.0) 179 (42.3)
 3.0–4.9 530 (36.2) 128 (30.3)
 5.0–15.0 8 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
Sex
 Male 761 (52.0) 209 (48.8)
 Female 703 (48.0) 219 (51.2)
Slept under a net the previous night
 No 141 (9.7) 50 (11.9)
 Yes 1312 (90.3) 371 (88.1)
Resident in the same village as a CHW
 No 123 (8.4) 73 (17.1)
 Yes 1345 (91.6) 355 (82.9)
Time of visit to CHW after onset of symptoms (h)
 >24 181 (12.5) 65 (15.6)
 Within 24 1266 (87.5) 352 (84.4)
Tested with RDT
 Not tested 406 (27.6) 192 (44.9)
 Tested 1067 (72.4) 236 (55.1)
Day of visit to a CHW
 Weekday 1054 (71.6) 312 (72.9)
 Weekend 419 (28.4) 116 (27.1)
Season of visit to a CHW
 Dry 512 (34.8) 162 (37.9)
 Wet 961 (65.2) 266 (62.1)
Village distance to nearest health centre (km)
 0.0–2.4 690 (47.0) 97 (24.0)
 2.5–4.9 727 (49.5) 159 (39.3)
 5.0–7.4 51 (3.5) 103 (25.4)
 7.5–8.9 0 (0.0) 46 (11.4)
  1. aData missing in the moderate-to-high transmission setting, for age: 9; gender: 9; net use: 20; resident in the same village: 5; onset of symptoms 26
  2. bData missing in the low transmission setting, for age: 5; gender: 0; net use: 7; resident in the same village: 0; onset of symptoms 11