Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Characteristics of study population by facility

From: Adherence to treatment guidelines for uncomplicated malaria at two public health facilities in Nigeria; Implications for the ‘test and treat’ policy of malaria case management

Variable Total facility n (%) NAUMC Awka n (%) NAUTH Nnewi n (%) Chi square difference p-value
Total number of outpatients visits 7926 2674 5252 - -
Proportion of malaria cases 2171 (27) 1261 (47) 910 (17) 729.8 0.0001***
Mode of diagnosis      
  Microscopy 939 (43) 650 (52) 288 (32) 9.95 0.0016**
  RDT 128 (6) - 128 (14) - -
  Presumptive 1105 (51) 611 (48) 494 (54) 0.875 0.3497
Gender      
  Female 1207 (56) 635 (50.4) 573 (63.0) 42.09 0.0001***
  Male 942 (43) 626 (49.6) 316 (34.7) - -
  Unknown 22 (1.0) - 21 (2.3) - -
Age category (yrs)     20.29 0.0001***
  Under 5 214 (10) 33 (2.6) 181 (20) - -
  5 – 12 52 (2) 22 (1.7) 30 (3) - -
  13 – 18 104 (5) 78 (6.2) 36 (3) - -
  19 and above 1354 (62) 1026 (81.4) 330 (36) - -
  Unknown 447 (21) 102 (8.0) 343 (38) - -
Median age of cohort (range) 23 (0.1 – 98) 23 (1 – 82) 24 (0.1 – 98)   
Antimalarial drugs      
  ACT 2027 (93) 1198 (95) 828 (91) 13.02 0.0003***
  Monotherapy 144 (7) 63 (5) 81 (9) - -
  1. **= significant: ***= very significant: ****= highly significant.