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Table 3 Covariates associated with total error counts at follow-up observations using multivariable Poisson regression (n = 103)

From: Evaluation of malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) use by community health workers: a longitudinal study in western Kenya

Variable MER (95% CI) P value
Male 0.70 (0.52–0.96) 0.029*
Age (years)
 < 40 0 (referent)
 40–49 0.78 (0.57–1.07) 0.181
 ≥ 50  1.69 (1.23–2.31) 0.001*
Education
 Primary or less 0 (referent)
 Secondary or greater 0.91 (0.72–1.14) 0.395
Married 0.93 (0.67–1.30) 0.683
Formal employment 1.13 (0.78–1.64) 0.519
Had prior CHW experience 0.84 (0.65–1.08) 0.169
Had prior malaria experience 1.37 (0.98–1.91) 0.062
Had prior RDT experience 0.50 (0.31–0.80) 0.004*
Had Deki reader experience 0.90 (0.68–1.18) 0.435
  1. Data are presented for 103 CHWs who were observed at follow-up observations. Mean error ratios (MER) were used to compare CHWs that belonged to categorically different covariate groups (e.g., formally employed vs no formal employment)
  2. * Denotes statistically significant results (P < 0.05)