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Table 2 Health Care Worker Observations

From: Availability and utilization of malaria prevention strategies in pregnancy in eastern India

  Jharkhand
n = 120
Chhattisgarh
n = 160
Asks about presence of fever* 20.0% 48.1%
Measures temperature 17.5% 15.6%
Obtains blood smear* 14.2% 37.5%
Assesses for signs/symptoms of anemia* 40.8% 75.0%
Checks hemoglobin* 54.2% 86.9%
Discusses malaria protection measures* 0.8% 25.0%
Prescribes antimalarial prophylaxis 0.8% 1.3%
Recommends bednet use* 0% 15.6%
Level of HCW training   
   Doctor 99.2% 100%
   Nurse 0.8% 0%
  1. HCW = health care worker.
  2. * p < 0.001 comparing Jharkhand with Chhattisgarh participants.