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Table 1 Characteristics of surveyed health facilities in Guinea, by EVD-affected versus EVD-unaffected district, November 2014

From: Adherence to Ebola-specific malaria case management guidelines at health facilities in Guinea during the West African Ebola epidemic

  Total (n = 118) EVD-affected (n = 55) EVD-unaffected (n = 58) p value
n (%, 95% CI) n (%, 95% CI) n (%, 95% CI)
Facility type
 Health centres 47 (39.8, 31.0–48.7) 24 (41.4, 28.7–54.1) 23 (38.3, 26.0–50.6) 0.74
 Hospitals 17 (14.4, 8.0–20.7) 11 (19.0, 8.9–29.1) 6 (10.0, 2.4–17.6) 0.18
 Health posts 54 (45.8, 36.8–54.8) 23 (39.7, 27.1–52.2) 31 (51.7, 39.0–64.3) 0.20
RDT availabilitya 82 (78.1, 70.2–86.0) 40 (76.9, 65.5–88.4) 42 (79.3, 68.3–90.2) 0.78
Anti-malarial drug availabilitya 78 (72.8, 64.5–81.3) 40 (75.5, 63.9–87.1) 38 (70.4, 58.2–82.6) 0.56
PPE availability
 Glovesa 82 (78.1, 70.2–86.0) 39 (75.0, 63.2–86.8) 43 (81.1, 70.6–91.7) 0.45
 Adequate PPEb 29 (26.6, 18.3–34.9) 20 (37.0, 24.2–49.9) 9 (16.4, 6.6–26.1) 0.02
 Full PPEc 7 (6.4, 1.8–11.0) 6 (11.1, 2.7–19.5) 1 (1.8, 0.0–5.4) 0.09
Health workers reporting EVD case(s) 24 (20.5, 13.2–27.8) 19 (32.8, 20.7–44.8) 5 (8.5, 1.4–15.6) 0.0024
  1. Results are unweighted; RDT rapid diagnostic test, PPE personal protective equipment, 95% CI confidence interval
  2. a≥ 100% of monthly commodity consumption average available at time of survey
  3. bReported availability of examination gloves, face shield, disposable gown, boots, and head cover on day of survey visit
  4. cReported availability of examination gloves, face shield, impermeable gown (or non-impermeable gown and rubber apron), medical mask, head cover, and boots on day of survey visit