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Table 3 Overall sensitivity, specificity and agreement of public health facility laboratory professionals with level 1 malaria microscopist in detecting malaria parasites Western Oromia, Ethiopia

From: External quality assessment of malaria microscopy diagnosis in selected health facilities in Western Oromia, Ethiopia

Peripheral laboratory Sensitivity Specificity Agreement % Kappa value
  77% 83.3% 78 0.50
In-service training
 Trained 81.2 90.9 83.2 0.578
 Untrained 64.0 68.7 65 0.56
EQA participation
 Participated 89.4 96.1 90.7 0.746
 Not participated 66.9 76.4 68.8 0.3077
Qualification
 B.Sc. degree 82.5 90 84 0.592
 Diploma 73.8 82.5 75.5 0.42