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Table 3 Factors associated with administration of ACT to RDT negative patients on exit interviews of caregivers of children below 5 years

From: Provider and patient perceptions of malaria rapid diagnostic test use in Nigeria: a cross-sectional evaluation

Age (years) RDT neg with ACT TOTAL χ2 p value
No Yes
Age
 < 5 59 (72.8) 22 (27.2) 254 4.187 0.04
 ≥ 5 145 (83.8) 28 (16.2)    
Education
 None/incomplete secondary school 162 (85.3) 28 (14.7) 250 11.83 0.0006
 ≥ complete secondary school 39 (65.0) 21 (35.0)    
Symptoms at presentation
 Fever and other signs/symptoms 154 (79.8) 39 (20.2) 253 0.101 0.75 (NS)
 Fever alone 49 (81.7) 11 (18.3)    
  1. NS No significant difference