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Table 3 Comparing the Deki Reader and visual interpretation (from DHIS data) for malaria positivity rates in Rivers and Akwa-Ibom pilot facilities

From: The role of the Deki Reader™ in malaria diagnosis, treatment and reporting: findings from an Africare pilot project in Nigeria

Month Data from Deki Reader/Fionet Data from DHIS 2.0 Chi square (p-value) Odds ratio (95% CI)
Fever cases tested with RDT Positive RDT results Proportion of positive tests (%) Fever cases tested with RDT Positive RDT results Proportion of positive tests (%)
June 466 115 24.7 904 474 52.4 96.65 (<.0.001) 0.30 (0.23 to 0.38)
July 243 51 21.0 825 458 55.5 89.71 (<.0.001) 0.21 (0.15 to 0.30)
August 268 83 31.0 727 355 48.8 25.35 (<.0.001) 0.47 (0.34 to 0.64)
September 330 80 24.2 611 249 40.8 25.66 (<.0.001) 0.47 (0.34 to 0.63)
October 423 93 22.0 1225 783 63.9 222.03 (<.0.001) 0.16 (0.12 to 0.21)
November 397 79 19.9 1195 509 42.6 129.37 (<.0.001) 0.22 (0.16 to 0.29)
December 294 71 24.2 1027 547 53.3 77.81 (<.0.001) 0.28 (0.21 to 0.38)
Total 2421 572 23.6 6535 3375 51.6 562.63 (<.0.001) 0.29 (0.26 to 0.32)