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Table 3 Malaria reporting by 163 surveyed ICMV using PBR and MCBR

From: A mobile phone application for malaria case-based reporting to advance malaria surveillance in Myanmar: a mixed methods evaluation

  PBR
N (%)
MCBR
N (%)
Frequency of report submission to respective organization
Immediately after testing 0 102 (62.3)
Daily 0 1 (0.5)
Weekly 0 11 (6.7)
Fortnightly 0 2 (1.2)
Monthly 141 (86.6) 36 (21.9)
After monthly reporting deadline 1 (0.7) 1 (0.9)
Quarterly 21 (12.7) 0
As convenient 0 2 (1.2)
Other/unspecified 0 9 (5.4)
Logistics of submitting reports
ICMV physically transports report to supervisor 114 (70.1) na
ICMV submits report at meetings and training sessions 106 (64.8) na
Supervisor collected report at ICMV’s residing village 46 (28.1) na
ICMV passes report to someone 40 (24.5) na
ICMV submits report from residing village using MCBR application na 132 (80.8)
ICMV submits from a different location to residing village where there is internet access na 33 (20.3)
Distance required to go to place with internet access for MCBR in miles, mean (SE) na 3.0 (1.7)
Time required to go to place with internet access for MCBR in minutes, mean (SE) na 45.9 (19.9)
Out-of-pocket expenses associated with reporting
Yes 26 (16.1) 33 (20.2)
No 137 (83.9) 130 (79.8)
Amount of out-of-pocket expense in MMK, mean (SE) 4661 (3445) 2401 (691)
Cost category for out-of-pocket expenses
Courier charges for sending PBR reports 26 (100.0) na
Cost for filling out PBR 2 (6.0) na
Mobile top-up charges na 31 (95.5)
Maintenance cost for mobile phone na 2 (7.3)
Travel cost to go to other places to get internet access na 3 (10.6)