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Table 3 Demographic, clinical and treatment characteristics of patients with malaria diagnosed under NMCP by VHV and BHS 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
n (%)
VHV
n (%)
BHS
n (%)
p valuef
Totala 107,617 (100) 30,090 (28.0) 77,527 (72.0)  
Age (years)
 < 5 8917 (8.3) 3092 (10.3) 5825 (7.5) < 0.01
 5–14 19,324 (18.0) 6989 (23.2) 12,335 (15.9)  
 ≥ 15 79,376 (73.8) 20,009 (66.5) 59,367 (76.6)  
Sex
 Male 72,716 (67.6) 19,574 (65.1) 53,142 (68.5) < 0.01
 Female 34,901 (32.4) 10,516 (34.9) 24,385 (31.5)  
Malaria speciesb
 Pf 70,256 (65.3) 20,797 (69.1) 49,459 (63.8) < 0.01
 Pv 34,145 (31.7) 7934 (26.4) 26,211 (33.8)  
 Mixed 3210 (3.0) 1359 (4.5) 1851 (2.4)  
Severityc
 Complicated 1340 (1.3) 383 (1.3) 957 (1.3) 0.38
 Uncomplicated 101,999 (98.7) 28,049 (98.7) 73,950 (98.7)  
Treatment status
 Treated 102,643 (95.4) 29,054 (96.6) 73,589 (94.9) < 0.01
 Not treated 4974 (4.6) 1036 (3.4) 3938 (5.1)  
Time of treatment (h)d
 ≤ 24 33,446 (37.2) 11,792 (44.7) 21,654 (34.1) < 0.01
 > 24 56,497 (62.8) 14,615 (55.3) 41,882 (65.9)  
Treatment providede
 Complete 88,382 (86.1) 23,503 (80.9) 64,879 (88.2) < 0.01
 Incomplete/inappropriate 14,261 (13.9) 5551 (19.1) 8710 (11.8)  
  1. All are column percentages except a which is row percentage; VHV: Village health volunteers; BHS: Basic health staffs; Pf: Plasmodium falciparum; Pv: Plasmodium vivax; mixed: Both Pf and Pv positive; b 6 cases of Plasmodium malariae and ovale omitted from the analysis; c 4278 cases missing severity; d 12,700 cases missing time of treatment among treated; e 4974 cases did not receive treatment; f chi-squared test has been used