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Table 4 Personal and/ or family member use of SP for management of uncomplicated malaria in 2002 and 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 Self use N=247(%)–(2002) p-value Self use N=81(%) –(2004) p-value Own child/family N= 207(%)-(2002) p-value Own child/family N=84 (%) (2004) p-value
   SP; n=135 (54.7) *Other drug; n=112 (45.3)   SP; n=49 (60.5) *Other drug; n=32 (39.5)   SP; n=124 (59.9) *Other drug; n=83 (40.1)   SP; n=37 (44) *Other drug; n=47 (55)  
District Morogoro 41 (56.2) 32 (43.8) 0.48 22 (66.7) 11 (33.3) 0.34 35 (47.9) 26 (35.6) 0.41 12 (40.0) 18 (60.0) 0.57
Rufiji 43 (50.6) 38 (44.7)   - -   48 (56.5) 23 (27.0)   - -  
K/Ulanga 51 (53.1) 42 (43.8)   27 (56.2) 21 (43.8)   41 (42.7) 34 (35.4)   25 (46.3) 29 (53.7)  
Health facility type Hospitals 86 (50.3) 81 (47.4) 0.16 22 (50.0) 22 (50.0) 0.08 68 (39.8) 67 (39.2) <0.001 16 (32.0) 34 (68.0) 0.01
Health Centers 24 (53.3) 18 (40.0)   12 (66.7) 6 (33.3)   26 (57.8) 12 (26.7)   6 (50.0) 6 (50.0)  
Dispensaries 25 (65.8) 13 (34.2)   15 (78.9) 4 (21.1)   30 (78.9) 4 (10.5)   15 (68.2) 7(31.8)  
HF ownership Public 99 (56.3) 72 (40.9) 0.30 35 (71.4) 14 (28.6) 0.01 100 (56.8) 52(29.6) <0.001 30 (58.8) 21 (41.2) 0.001
Non-public 36 (46.2) 40 (51.3)   14 (43.7) 18 (56.3)   24 (30.8) 31 (39.7)   7 (21.2) 26 (78.8)  
Cadre of health worker Physicians 3 (50.0) 3 (50.0) 0.48 2 (100) 0 0.19 2 (33.3) 2 (33.3) 0.01 0 3 (100) 0.21
Clinical Officers 26 (51.0) 25 (49.0)   10 (83.3) 2 (16.7)   21 (41.2) 13 (25.5)   8 (66.7) 4 (33.3)  
Trained nurses 34 (48.6) 34 (48.6)   18 (56.3) 14 (43.7)   28 (40.0) 29 (41.4)   11 (40.7) 16 (59.3)  
Other nurses 69 (58.5) 45 (38.1)   19 (54.3) 16 (45.7)   66 (55.9) 38 (32.2)   18 (43.9) 23 (56.1)  
  Other cadres 3 (33.3) 5 (55.6)   0 0   7 (77.8) 1 (11.1)   0 1 (100)  
  1. *Other drugs includes: Chloroquine, Amodiaquine, Artemisinins, Quinine or a combination of these.