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Table 2 Frequency of ACT prescription for uncomplicated malaria, by region, evaluated by a retrospective review of health facility registers from 1 May to 31 July, 2016, Guinea

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 (%)
Treatment for uncomplicated malaria n = 751 n = 1223 n = 970 n = 742 n = 1254 n = 1797 n = 1393 n = 694 n = 8824
ASAQ 594 (79.1) 1113 (91.0) 170 (17.5) 370 (49.9) 458 (36.5) 1302 (72.5) 334 (24.0) 40 (5.8) 4381 (49.6)
AL 74 (9.9) 0 379 (39.1) 102 (13.7) 273 (21.8) 302 (16.8) 970 (69.6) 341 (49.1) 2441 (27.7)
ACT not specified 30 (4.0) 0 38 (3.9) 1 (0.1) 0 0 0 109 (15.7) 178 (2.0)
Commercial ACT 5 (0.7) 0 155 (16.0) 201 (27.1) 0 0 0 13 (1.9) 374 (4.2)
Non-ACT 48 (6.4) 0 1 (0.1) 0 1 (0.1) 0 0 1 (0.1) 51 (0.6)
Not documented 0 110 (9.0) 227 (23.4) 68 (9.2) 522 (41.6) 193 (10.7) 89 (6.4) 190 (27.4) 1399 (15.9)
Confirmed uncomplicated malaria n = 693 n = 1080 n = 591 n = 426 n = 1206 n = 1211 n = 1292 n = 141 n = 6640
Treated with ACT 646 (93.2) 1054 (97.6) 515 (87.1) 387 (90.8) 703 (58.3) 1086 (89.7) 1207 (93.4) 102 (72.3) 5700 (85.8)
Suspected uncomplicated malaria, negative test
Treated with ACT 14 5 26 125 5 7 44 52 278
Suspected uncomplicated malaria, without reported test (clinically diagnosed) n = 44 n = 131 n = 324 n = 185 n = 39 n = 577 n = 53 n = 487 n = 1840
Treated with ACT 43 (97.8) 54 (41.2) 201 (62.0) 162 (87.6) 23 (59.0) 511 (88.6) 53 (100) 349 (71.7) 1396 (75.9)