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Table 1 Patient, health facility and laboratory personnel characteristics

From: Assessment of the accuracy of malaria microscopy in private health facilities in Entebbe Municipality, Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic n (%)
Health facility characteristics (n = 16)
 Number of laboratory personnel per facility
  1 10 (62.5)
  2 5 (31.3)
  3 1 (6.3)
 Type of services
  Out-patient only 6 (37.5)
  Out and in-patient 10 (62.6)
  Sufficient lighting in the laboratory 12 (75.0)
  Sufficient laboratory space 11 (68.8)
 Average malaria smears read by technicians per day
  < 5 patients 4 (25.0)
  ≥ 5 patients 12 (75.0)
  Slide re-used 8 (50.0)
Laboratory personnel characteristics (n = 23)
 Sex (female) 4 (18.1)
 Age (years)
  < 30 15 (65.2)
  ≥ 30 8 (34.8)
 Working experience (years)
  < 5 11 (47.8)
  ≥ 5 12 (52.2)
 Qualification
  Lab assistant 12 (52.2)
  Lab technician 11 (47.8)
  Recent refresher training in malaria diagnosis 10 (43.5)
Patient characteristics (n = 321)
 Sex (female) 174 (54.2)
 Age (years)
  < 5 50 (15.6)
  5–15 42 (13.1)
  > 15 229 (71.3)
 Reported bed net use the night prior to visit 273 (85.1)
 Fever as a presenting complaint 160 (49.8)