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Table 2 Extent of and factors associated with having ever encountered ACT treatment failure among 685 healthcare professionals using Multivariate logistic regression

From: Healthcare professionals’ perspective can guide post-marketing surveillance of artemisinin-based combination therapy in Uganda

CategoryEver encountered ACT treatment failureORCIP-value
Yes, n (%)No, n (%)
Overall421 (61)264 (39)   
Region     
 Western50 (38)80 (62)1.0
 Central184 (62%)111 (38%)3.01.7–5.20.0001
 Eastern99 (77%)29 (23%)5.42.9–9.80.0001
 Northern88 (67%)44 (33%)5.32.9–9.90.0001
Gender     
 Male214 (61%)135 (39%)1.0
 Female207 (62%)129 (38%)0.80.6–1.20.311
Age category     
 < 2555 (49%)47 (51%)1.0
 25–34267 (61%)172 (31%)0.90.5–1.40.538
 35 and above99 (74%)35 (26%)1.10.5–2.50.734
Education level     
 Certificate129 (63%)76 (37%)1.0
 Diploma165 (67%)80 (33%)0.90.5–1.60.775
 Bachelors or higher127 (54%)108 (46%)1.00.5–1.90.973
Professional experience     
 0–1 years60 (39%)92 (61%)1.0
 2–3 years129 (59%)88 (41)1.21.6–5.60.511
 4–5 years104 (73%)39 (27%)2.42.2–10.20.003
 ≥ 6 years128 (74%)45 (26%)3.21.6–11.40.001
Sector of practice     
 Public157 (57%)119 (43%)1.0
 Private264 (65%)145 (35%)2.71.7–3.90.0001
Professional cadre     
 Medical officer58 (53%)52 (47%)1.0
 Pharmacist/Pharm tech50 (54%)42 (46%)0.60.5–2.90.121
 Nurse218 (65%)116 (35%)0.71.3–7.20.337
 Clinical officer81 (71%)33 (29%)1.31.1–7.80.514
 Other14 (40%)21 (60%)0.20.5–4.50.110
Malaria patients per day     
 < 10 patients223 (52%)215 (48%)1.0
 ≥ 10 patients188 (79%)49 (21%)2.51.6–6.60.0001