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Table 5 Multivariable meta-regression analysis of study variables associated with appropriate malaria treatment (n = 15)

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

Variables Coefficient SE t 95% CI P-value
Year of the publication − 0.009 0.02 − 0.44 − 0.052 to 0.35 0.668
GDP (per capita) − 0.071 0.043 − 1.63 − 0.18 to 0.40 0.163
Malaria incidence per 1000 − 0.0001 0.003 − 0.51 − 0.001 to 0.006 0.631
Malaria mortality per 100,000 0.0009 0.002 0.03 − 0.0057 to 0.0059 0.964
Number of health worker − 0.01 − 0.010 − 0.21 − 0.12 to 0.09 0.830
Health worker cadre − 0.17 0.13 − 1.23 − 0.47 to 0.129 0.242
Availability of anti-malarial drugs 0.124 0.35 0.35 − 0.79 to 1.03 0.740
Appropriateness of sampling and methods (risk of bias) 0.200 0.085 2.36 − 0.01 to 0.419 0.066
Constant 0.368 0.36 1.00 − 0.58 to 1.31 0.365
  1. I2 = 33.4%
  2. Adjusted R-squared (R2) = 83.43%