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Table 1 Predicted acceptance of urine and saliva-based tests by categories of users (n = 70)

From: Acceptance and perceived value of non-invasive malaria diagnostic tests in malaria-endemic countries

Group/category Readily accept Hesitant initially, eventually accept Unlikely to use/prefer blood Not applicable to our country
Predicted acceptance for saliva based tests
 Children 80 % 10 % 6 % 4 %
 Adults 50 % 39 % 9 % 3 %
 Migrant/mobile populations 66 % 23 % 7 % 4 %
 Indigenous people 51 % 34 % 7 % 7 %
 Remote/rural communities 59 % 30 % 7 % 4 %
 Populations being tested as part of a survey (mostly asymptomatic) 67 % 23 % 7 % 3 %
 Professional health care workers (e.g. doctors, nurses) 57 % 29 % 11 % 3 %
 Community health workers 63 % 30 % 6 % 1 %
 Retailers (drug stores, pharmacists) 49 % 21 % 10 % 20 %
Predicted acceptance for urine-based tests
 Children 66 % 26 % 4 % 4 %
 Adults 49 % 36 % 13 % 3 %
 Pregnant women 65 % 24 % 7 % 4 %
 Migrant/mobile populations 51 % 30 % 13 % 6 %
 Indigenous people 40 % 43 % 10 % 7 %
 Remote/rural communities 50 % 37 % 10 % 3 %
 Populations being tested as part of a survey (mostly asymptomatic) 43 % 43 % 9 % 6 %
 Professional health care workers (e.g. doctors, nurses) 43 % 40 % 14 % 3 %
 Community health workers 50 % 41 % 6 % 3 %
 Retailers (drug stores, pharmacists) 30 % 26 % 19 % 24 %