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Table 4 Proportion of microscopic malaria cases and fever episodes by number of visits

From: Deployment and use of mobile phone technology for real-time reporting of fever cases and malaria treatment failure in areas of declining malaria transmission in Muheza district north-eastern Tanzania

Visits Number of cases attended Malaria cases* Fever
n (%) OR (95% CI) n (%) OR (95% CI)
1 1012 410 (40.5)   325 (32.1)
2 435 204 (46.5) 1.3 (1.0–1.6) 150 (34.5) 1.1 (0.9–1.4)
3 183 93 (50.8) 1.5 (1.1–2.1) 66 (36.1) 1.2 (0.9–1. 7)
4–10 148 91 (61.5) 2.3 (1.6–2.3) 39 (26.4) 0.8 (0.5–1.1)
Overall 1778 798 (44.9)   580 (32.6)  
  1. Fever: axillary temperature ≥37.5 °C
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence intervals
  3. * Test statistics (χ2 = 27.0, p < 0.001)
  4. χ2 = , 4.4, p = 0.218