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Table 1 Proportion of patient prescription that complied with WHO recommendation by background characteristics

From: Prescribing patterns and compliance with World Health Organization recommendations for the management of severe malaria: a modified cohort event monitoring study in public health facilities in Ghana and Uganda

Characteristics Number of patients (% of total) Prescription of inj. AS in complied doses; n (%) Co-prescription of ACT # (%) of prescriptions that complied with WHO recommendation*
< 3 doses 3 doses > 3 doses n (%) n (%); [95% CI]
Sex
 Female 582 (48.9) 41 (7.0) 492 (84.5) 49 (8.4) 178 (30.6) 153 (26.3); [22.9, 30.0]
 Male 609 (51.1) 43 (7.1) 526 (86.4) 40 (6.6) 196 (32.2) 176 (28.9); [25.4, 32.6]
Age (years)
 Median (IQR) 3.9 (2, 9)      
 5+ 476 (40.0) 33 (6.9) 386 (81.9) 57 (12.0) 119 (25.0) 101 (21.2); [17.8, 25.1]
 Under 5 712 (59.7) 50 (7.0) 630 (88.5) 32 (4.5) 254 (35.7) 227 (31.9); [28.6, 35.4]
 Missing 3 (0.3) 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7) 0 (0) 1 (33.3)  
Weight (kg)
 Median (IQR) 13 (10, 20)      
 < 10 276 (23.2) 19 (6.9) 246 (89.1) 11 (4.0) 89 (32.3) 85 (30.8); [25.6, 36.5]
 10–19 510 (42.8) 35 (6.9) 450 (88.2) 25 (4.9) 191 (37.5) 163 (32.0); [28.0, 36.1]
 20–29 111 (9.3) 8 (7.2) 96 (86.5) 7 (6.3) 32 (28.8) 29 (26.1); [18.8, 35.1]
 30+ 200 (16.8) 14 (7.0) 149 (74.5) 37 (18.5) 23 (11.5) 16 (8.0); [4.9, 12.7]
 Missing 94 (7.9) 8 (8.5) 77 (81.9) 9 (9.6) 39 (41.5)  
Country
 Ghana 391 (32.8) 31 (7.9) 355 (90.8) 5 (1.3) 336 (85.9) 301 (77.0); [72.3, 80.9]
 Uganda 800 (67.2) 53 (6.6) 663 (82.9) 84 (10.5) 38 (4.8) 28 (3.5); [2.4, 5.0]
Total 1191 (100) 84 (7.1) 1018 (85.5) 89 (7.5) 374 (31.4) 329 (27.6); [25.2, 30.2]
  1. * Compliance was defined as prescription of 3 doses of inj. AS within 24 h and treatment with ACT