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Table 2 Estimates of the impact of COVID-19 epidemic on disease burden during the first and second six months of the COVID-19 time period

From: Impact of COVID-19 on routine malaria indicators in rural Uganda: an interrupted time series analysis

Outcomes April 2020-September 2020 October 2020-March 2021
Observeda Expecteda Ratio [95% CI]b Observeda Expecteda Ratio [95% CI]b
Total number of outpatient visits 196,300 216,822 0.91 [0.82, 1.00] 187,573 186,136 1.01 [0.81,1.23]
No of visits with a malaria diagnosis 75,825 82,8842 0.92 [0.76, 1.14] 60,032 50,050 1.20 [0.75, 1.84]
Number of non-malaria visits 120,475 123,902 0.97 [0.92, 1.04] 127,541 118,890 1.07 [0.95, 1.21]
% Suspected/visits 61.9% 64.1% 0.97 [0.93, 1.04] 61.6% 61.9% 0.99 [0.89,1.22]
% Tested with RDT 85.4% 88.3% 0.97 [0.91, 1.01] 80.3% 92.2% 0.87 [0.78,0.97]
% Malaria cases prescribed AL 94.2% 95.2% 0.99 [0.98, 1.00] 89.1% 94.4% 0.94 [0.90, 0.99]
  1. aEstimates reported as the total number of visits or mean proportion during the 1-year post-policy period
  2. bFor visit outcomes, this represents an incidence rate ratio; for proportions, a relative percent ratio. Assumed a constant population at-risk over the study period