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Table 1 Summary of treatment practices for malaria RDT-positive and -negative cases in the total population, as well as for children <5 years and pregnant women

From: Malaria case management by community health workers in the Central African Republic from 2009–2014: overcoming challenges of access and instability due to conflict

  Total population Children <5 Pregnant women
Total tested with RDT 198,382 136,266 17,658
RDT positive 161,052 (81.2%) 113,875 (83.6%) 11,463 (64.9%)
RDT positive treated with ACT 159,279 (98.9%) 112,490 (98.8%) 11,372 (99.2%)
RDT positive treated with rectal artesunate 2378 (1.5%) 2165 (1.9%) 14 (0.1%)
RDT positive treated with ACT/rectal artesunate 159,695 (99.2%) 112,864 (99.1%) 11,378 (99.3%)
RDT negative 37,330 (18.8%) 22,391 (16.4%) 6195 (35.1%)
RDT negative treated with ACT 439 (1.2%) 263 (1.2%) 59 (1.0%)
RDT negative treated with rectal artesunate 299 (0.8%) 252 (1.1%) 2 (0.03%)
RDT negative treated with ACT/rectal artesunate 737 (2.0%) 514 (2.3%) 61 (1.0%)