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Table 5 Effects of the intervention on patients return to the health facility for post-treatment review

From: Efficacy of text-message reminders on paediatric malaria treatment adherence and their post-treatment return to health facilities in Kenya: a randomized controlled trial

  Control n (%) Intervention n (%) All patients n (%) OR (95% CI) p value
Day 3 return N = 516 N = 516 N = 1032   
(Patients from category 1 and 2) 382 (74.0) 420 (81.4) 802 (77.7) 1.55 (1.15–2.08) 0.004
Day 28 return N = 849 N = 828 N = 1677   
(Patients from all categories) 446 (52.5) 525 (63.4) 971 (57.9) 1.58 (1.30–1.92) <0.001