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Table 1 Test positivity rate among hospitalized children at Tororo district hospital during different time periods: 2012 to 2019

From: Changing malaria fever test positivity among paediatric admissions to Tororo district hospital, Uganda 2012–2019

Variable Unit Period
Baseline 1st mass LLIN campaign IRS campaign with Bendiocarb IRS with Actellic and 2nd mass LLIN campaign
January 2012 To October 2013 November 2013 To November 2014 December 2014 to May 2016 June 2016 to December 2019
Total admissions N 9956 4712 4784 12444
Admissions with fever n/N 9293/9916 4154/4422 3897/4683 10705/12142
% 93.7% 93.9% 83.2% 88.1%
Admissions with fever tested for malaria n/N 9073/9239 3771/4154 3599/3897 9441/10705
% 97.6% 90.8% 92.3% 88.1%
TPR among tested with fever n/N 5469/9073 2537/3771 1565/3599 2955/9441
% 60.3% 67.3% 43.5% 31.3%
TPR among infants tested with fever n/N 1614/2932 630/1090 341/994 369/2226
% 55.0% 57.8% 34.3% 16.6%
Fever positives aged 1 to 11 months n/N 1614/5469 630/2537 341/1565 369/2955
% 29.5% 24.8% 21.7% 12.5%
Fever positives aged 5 to 14 years n/N 469/5469 261/2537 220/1565 670/2955
% 8.6% 10.3% 14.0% 22.7%
Age (months) for fever positives Median (IQR) 17 (10, 29) 18 (12, 36) 22 (12, 36) 30 (17, 48)
Mean (SD) 23.7 (21.6) 26.7 (24.7) 29.6 (25.3) 39.0 (30.9)