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Table 4 Factors associated with quality of malaria microscopy in selected public health facility laboratories Western Oromia, Ethiopia

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

Variables Malaria microscopy quality OR (95%) CI
Yes (%) No (%) COR AOR P-value
EQA participation
 Yes 8 (80%) 2 (20%) 22 (3.1–163) 10 (0.4–2.231) 0.561
 No 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 1.00 1.00  
Use of buffered water
 Yes 7 (77.8%) 2 (22.2%) 19 (27–145) 0.1 (0.012–1.07) 0.44
 No 4 (19%) 17 (81%) 1.00 1.00  
Internal quality control
 Yes 7 (63.6%) 4 (36.4%) 6 (1.2–34) 1.6 (0.18–141) 0.11
 No 4 (21.1%) 15 (78.9%) 1.00 1.00  
Practice staining quality
 Yes 5 (71.4%) 2 (28.6%) 7 (1.07–14.6.) 15 (2.35–18.6) 0.039*
 No 6 (26.1%) 17 (73.9%) 1.00 1.00  
In service training
 Yes 10 (55.6%) 8 (44.4%) 13 (1.4–130) 16 (1.3–19.6) 0.041*
 No 1 (8.3%) 11 (91.7%) 1.00 1.00  
Qualification
 Diploma 6 (30%) 14 (70%) 2 (0.48–11) 0.4 (0.09–2.05) 0.285
 B.Sc. 5 (50%) 5 (50%) 1.00   
Smearing quality
 Yes 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 0.1 (0.19–0.61) 24 (1.8–31.3) 0.037*
No 4 (20%) 16 (80%) 1.00 1.00  
  1. 1—reference group
  2. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  3. * Significant at P-value < 0.05