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Table 1 Quality of malaria diagnosis by age and region, evaluated by a retrospective review of health facility registers from 1 May to 31 July, 2016, Guinea (N = 11,786)

From: Prescriber practices and patient adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Guinea, 2016

  Boké Kindia Faranah Labé Nzérékoré Mamou Conakry Kankan Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
< 5 years n = 314 n = 737 n = 924 n = 312 n = 612 n = 938 n = 290 n = 464 n = 4591
RDT 170 (54.1) 349 (47.4) 560 (60.6) 280 (89.7) 273 (44.6) 529 (56.4) 189 (65.2) 16 (3.4) 2366 (51.5)
Microscopy 121 (38.5) 241 (32.7) 213 (23.1) 8 (2.6) 318 (52.0) 31 (3.3) 81 (27.9) 45 (9.7) 1058 (23.0)
No laboratory confirmation 23 (7.3) 147 (19.9) 151 (16.3) 24 (7.7) 21 (3.4) 378 (40.3) 20 (6.9) 403 (86.9) 1167 (25.4)
Diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria 245 (78.0) 623 (84.5) 397 (43.0) 153 (49.0) 350 (57.2) 623 (66.4) 271 (93.4) 282 (60.8) 2944 (64.1)
Diagnosis of severe malaria 69 (22.0) 114 (15.5) 527 (57.0) 159 (51.0) 262 (42.8) 315 (33.6) 19 (6.6) 182 (39.2) 1647 (35.9)
≥ 5 years n = 561 n = 706 n = 858 n = 898 n = 1047 n = 1382 n = 1219 n = 524 n = 7195
RDT 222 (39.6) 386 (54.7) 321 (37.4) 536 (59.7) 692 (66.1) 674 (48.8) 556 (45.6) 22 (4.2) 3409 (47.4)
Microscopy 296 (52.8) 246 (34.8) 167 (19.5) 1 (0.1) 307 (29.3) 113 (8.2) 578 (47.4) 116 (22.1) 1824 (25.4)
No laboratory confirmation 43 (7.7) 74 (10.5) 370 (43.1) 361 (40.2) 48 (4.6) 595 (43.1) 85 (7.0) 386 (73.7) 1962 (27.3)
Diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria 506 (90.2) 600 (85.5) 573 (66.8) 589 (65.6) 904 (86.3) 1174 (84.9) 1122 (92.0) 412 (78.6) 5880 (81.7)
Diagnosis of severe malaria 55 (9.8) 106 (15.0) 285 (33.2) 309 (34.4) 143 (13.7) 208 (15.1) 97 (8.0) 112 (21.4) 1315 (18.3)