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Table 1 Summary statistics of demographic characteristics and treatment behavior

From: Household beliefs about malaria testing and treatment in Western Kenya: the role of health worker adherence to malaria test results

  Individuals who ever visited formal health facility (N = 1070)
Mean ± SD N (%) Total non-missing observations
A. Characteristics of patient
Age 19 ± 19   1070
Patient under 5   295 (28) 1070
Female   650 (61) 1070
B. Characteristics of respondent
Age 40 ± 14   1070
Female   907 (85) 1070
No education   44 (4) 1070
Some primary education   592 (55) 1070
Some secondary education   434 (41) 1070
C. Characteristics of household
Has electricity   212 (20) 1069
Owns mobile phone   978 (91) 1069
Owns land   974 (91) 1069
Number of household members 6.6 ± 2.6   1070
Time to nearest health facility (min) 26 ± 15   1049
D. Treatment-seeking for febrile illness
Took more than one action for illness   653 (61) 1070
Ever visited public sector   778 (73) 1070
Ever visited private clinic   324 (30) 1070
Ever visited drug shop/pharmacy   384 (36) 1070
E. Malaria testing and treatment
Tested for malaria   875 (82) 1067
Among those tested
 Tested with microscopy   448 (51) 875
 Tested with RDT   340 (39) 875
 Don’t know/don’t remember test type   87 (10) 875
 Tested at formal health facility   871 (100) 875
 Tested positive   720 (83) 871
 Record observed for test result   474 (54) 875
Took ACT   853 (80) 1069
ACT packaging observed   390 (46) 853
Took other anti-malarial drug   215 (20) 1069
Took any anti-malarial drug (including ACT)   912 (85) 1069
  1. Individuals who visited each treatment location during their illness (public sector, private sector, drug shop/pharmacy) may have also taken other treatment actions