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Table 2 CHWs referral practices amongst eligible children (temperature ≥38.5 °C) by RDT result and ACT prescription in each transmission setting

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

(a) Moderate-to-high transmission setting Total Referred (%) Not referred (%)
Overalla 1463 603 (41.2) 860 (58.8)
RDT
 Not tested 405 73 (18.0) 332 (82.0)
 Tested 1058 530 (50.1) 528 (49.9)
Within those tested with RDT
 RDT Negative 657 497 (75.6) 160 (24.4)
 RDT Positive 401 33 (8.2) 368 (91.8)
ACT prescriptionb
 ACT not prescribed 665 504 (75.8) 161 (24.2)
 ACT prescribed 709 16 (2.3) 693 (97.7)
 Rectal artesunate prescribed 47 47 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
(b) Low transmission setting
Overallc 420 289 (68.8) 131 (31.2)
RDT
 Not tested 186 82 (44.1) 104 (55.9)
 Tested 234 207 (88.5) 27 (11.5)
Within those tested with an RDT
 RDT negative 225 202 (89.8) 23 (10.2)
 RDT positive 9 5 (55.6) 4 (44.4)
ACT prescriptiond
 ACT not prescribed 225 201 (89.3) 24 (10.7)
 ACT prescribed 146 39 (26.7) 107 (73.3)
 Rectal artesunate prescribed 37 37 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. a10 missing referral status
  2. b42 missing treatment prescription
  3. c8 missing referral status
  4. d12 missing treatment prescription