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Table 2 Proportion of health workers who thought SP was appropriate treatment for uncomplicated malaria, year 2002

From: Do health workers’ preferences influence their practices? Assessment of providers’ attitude and personal use of new treatment recommendations for management of uncomplicated malaria, Tanzania

Character variable Category (N=254) Children<5 n (%) p-value Older children/ adults n (%) p-value Pregnant women n (%) p-value
   SP: n=112 (44.1) *Other drug: n=139 (54.7) DK/ Missing: n=3 (1.2)   SP: n=173 (68) *Other drug: n=79 (31.1) DK/ Missing: n=2 (0.8)   SP: n=131 (51.6) *Other drug: n=116 (45.7) DK/ Missing: n=7 (2.7)  
District Morogoro (73) 33 (45.2) 39 (53.4) 1 (1.3) 0.662 48 (65.8) 25 (34.2) - 0.085 27 (36.9) 44 (60.3) 2 (2.7) 0.032
Rufiji (85) 38 (44.7) 45 (52.9) 2 (2.3)   64 (75.3) 19 (22.4) 2 (2.3)   53 (62.4) 30 (35.3) 2 (2.3)  
K/Ulanga (96) 41 (42.7) 55 (57.3) -   61 (63.5) 35 (36.5) -   51 (53.1) 42 (43.7) 3 (3.1)  
Health facility type Hospitals (93) 39 (34.5) 53 (64.3) 1 (1.2) <0.001 103 (60.2) 66 (38.6) 2 (1.2) 72 (42.1) 0.049 92 (53.8) 7 (4.1) <0.001
Health Centers (45) 27 (60.0) 17 (37.8) 1 (2.2)   37 (82.2) 8 (17.8) -   31 (68.9) 14 (31.1) -  
Dispensaries (38) 26 (68.4) 12 (31.6) -   33 (86.8) 5 (13.2) -   28 (73.7) 10 (26.3) -  
HF ownership Public (176) 92 (52.3) 82 (46.6) 2 (1.1) <0.001 126 (71.6) 49 (27.8) 1 (0.6) 0.189 113 (64.2) 59 (33.5) 4 (2.3) <0.001
Non-public (78) 20 (25.6) 57 (73.1) 1 (1.3)   47 (60.3) 30 (38.5) 1 (1.3)   18 (23.1) 57 (73.1) 3 (3.8)  
Cadre of health worker Physicians (6) 0 6 (100) - <0.001 5 (83.3) 1(16.7) - 0.01 - 6 (100) - 0.007
Clinical Officers (51) 22 (43.1) 29 (56.9) -   38 (74.5) 13 (25.5) -   24 (47.1) 27 (52.9) -  
Trained nurses (70) 25 (35.7) 45 (64.3) -   43 (61.4) 27 (38.6) -   30 (42.9) 38 (54.3) 2 (2.8)  
Other nurses (118) 63 (53.4) 54 (45.8) 1 (0.8)   84 (71.2) 33 (27.9) 1 (0.9)   74 (62.7) 40 (33.9) 4 (3.4)  
  Other cadres (9) 2 (22.2) 5 (55.6) 2 (22.2)   3 (33.3) 5 (55.6) 1 (1.1)   3 (33.3) 5 (55.6) 1 (11.1)  
  1. *Other drugs includes: Chloroquine, Amodiaquine, Artemisinins, Quinine or any combination of these P-value: Chi squared test.