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Table 2 Results of malaria test done by VHV and BHS among patient with undifferentiated fever in Myanmar, 2015

From: Are village health volunteers as good as basic health staffs in providing malaria care? A country wide analysis from Myanmar, 2015

Characteristics Total VHV BHS p valueb
Number tested Test positive Number tested Test positive Number tested Test positive
n n (%) n n (%) n n (%)
Total 978,735 107,617 (11.0) 270,155 30,090 (11.1) 708,580 77,527 (10.9) 0.005
Age (years)
 < 5 92,561 8917 (9.6) 21,266 3092 (14.5) 71,295 5825 (8.2) < 0.001
 5–14 181,834 19,324 (10.6) 58,906 6989 (11.9) 122,928 12,335 (10.0) < 0.001
 ≥ 15 704,340 79,376 (11.3) 189,983 20,009 (10.5) 514,357 59,367 (11.5) < 0.001
Sex
 Male 564,619 72,716 (12.9) 152,010 19,574 (12.9) 412,609 53,142 (12.9) 0.978
 Female 414,116 34,901 (8.4) 118,145 10,516 (8.9) 295,971 24,385 (8.2) < 0.001
Pregnancya
 Yes 5644 527 (9.3) 1068 191 (18.1) 4613 336 (7.3) < 0.001
  1. All are row percentages
  2. VHV Village health volunteers, BHS Basic health staffs
  3. a Pregnancy status is missing among 34,374 females (VHV-10325 and BHS-24049)
  4. b Chi-squared test compared the malaria positivity between VHV and BHS