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Table 3 Health workers who thought SP was appropriate treatment for uncomplicated malaria year 2004

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

Characteristic variable Category (N =146) Children<5 n (%) p-value Older children/ adults n (%) p-value Pregnant women n (%) p-value
   SP; n=9 (6.2) *Other drug; n=135 (92.5) DK/ Missing; n=2 (1.3)   SP; n=8 (5.5) *Other drug; n=138 (94.5)   SP; n=6 (4.1) *Other drug n=126 (86.3) DK/ Missing n=14 (9.6)  
District Morogoro (59) 1 (1.7) 58 (98.3) 0 0.08 1 (1.7) 58 (98.3) 0.09 1 (1.7) 56 (94.9) 2 (3.4) 0.04
K/Ulanga (87) 8 (9.2) 77 (88.5) 2 (2.3) 7 (8.1) 80 (91.9) 5 (5.7) 70 (80.5) 12 (13.8)
Health facility type Hospitals (90) 9 (10.0) 79 (87.8) 2 (2.2) 0.11 8 (8.9) 82 (91.1) 0.07 6 (6.7) 73 (81.1) 11 (12.2) 0.18
H/Centers (22) 0 22 (100) 0 0 22 (100) 0 21 (95.5) 1 (4.5)
Dispensaries (34) 0 34 (100) 0 0 34 (100) 0 32 (94.1) 2 (5.9)
HF ownership Public (79) 4 (5.1) 75 (94.9) 0 0.24 4 (5.1) 75 (94.9) 0.81 3 (3.8) 71 (89.9) 5 (6.3) 0.33
Non-public (67) 5 (7.5) 60 (89.5) 2 (3.0) 4 (5.9) 63 (94.1) 3 (4.5) 55 (82.1) 9 (13.4)
Cadre of health worker Physicians (8) 0 8 (100) 0 0.56 0 8 (100) 0.48 0 8 (100) 0 0.41
Cl/ Officers (26) 0 26 (100) 0 0 26 (100) 0 23 (88.5) 3 (11.5)
Trained nurses (55) 5 (9.1) 48 (87.3) 2 (3.6) 5 (9.1) 50 (90.9) 5 (9.1) 43 (78.2) 7 (12.7)
Other nurses (55) 4 (7.3) 51 (92.7) 0 3 (5.5) 52 (94.5) 1 (1.8) 50 (90.9) 4 (7.3)
  Other cadres (2) 0 2 (100) 0   0 2 (100)   0 2 (100) 0  
  1. *Other drugs includes: Chloroquine, Amodiaquine, Artemisinins, Quinine or a combination of these P-value: Chi squared test.