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Table 2 Characteristics of studies included by health worker cadre and availability of anti-malarial drugs and diagnostic tests

From: Health workers readiness and practice in malaria case detection and appropriate treatment: a meta-analysis and meta-regression

Author Availability of malaria diagnostic tests (%) Availability of anti-malarial drugs (%) Health facility (N) Sample size (9245 HWs) Cadre Age of providers (years) Sex of providers Trained for diagnosis/treatment
Abiodun [31] 77% 86% 22 154 Clinicians and Nurses 35 (28–43) 57% female NR
Cohen [22] NR NR 6453 7268 MD, Paramedical, CHW, and Nurses NR NR 63%
Garg [34] 96% 80% NR 241 Community HWs NR NR NR
Aguemon [15] 67% 58% 27 93 Community HWs 36 ± 2 73% female 59%
Bonful [18] NR NR NR 82 Medical officers, assistants, nurses 32.2 ± 1.38 61% female NR
Worges [17] NR NR 29 NR MD, and CHWs NR NR NR
Zurovac [13] NR 85% 47 182 MD (65%), Nurse 30 NR 40%
Gallay [14] 25% 95.6% 21 187 dispensaries, ADDOs, drug stores, pharmacies NR NR NR
Plucinski [12] 78% 81% 89 212 CHWs NR NR 90%
Namuyinga [19] 76% 91% 105 150 Medical assistant, Nurse, attendant 29 Median 73% male NR
Pulford [35] NR NR NR 265 CHWs (65%) nurse (30%) others (95%) 40 ± 10 58% female NR
Zurovac [16] 97% 95% 41 67 Nurse (80%), nurse aids and midwives (20%) 40(CI: 38–48) 42% female 60%
Landman [36] NR NR 30 115 Not reported NR 60% female 49%
Steinhardt [37] 4% 81% 107 136 Medical assistant (75%), clinical officer (25%) 36.2 (CI: 21–77) 73% male 83%
Rowe [38] NR 72.7% 33 93 Nurses, physicians 36  (CI: 21–70) 52% female 60.2%
Total (15 records) 65% 82.5% 7004 9245 Not reported 35.6 (CI: 29– 40) 51% female 55.65%