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Table 5 Health-workers attitude and personal (or/and family) use of SP for management of uncomplicated malaria, 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

Characteristic variable Category Children<5: OR (95%CI) Older children/ adults: OR (95%CI) Pregnant women: OR (95%CI) Self use: OR (95%CI) Own child/family use: OR (95%CI)
  (N=254) Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR
District K/Ulanga (96) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
  Morogoro (73) 1.1 1.5‡ 1.1 0.9 ‡ 0.5 0.9‡ 0.9 1.1‡ 0.9 0.7‡
   (0.6-2.0) (0.6-3.6) (0.6-2.1) (0.3-2.2) (0.3-0.9) (0.3-2.1) (0.5-1.8) (0.5-2.4) (0.5-1.8) (0.3-1.6)
  Rufiji (85) 1.1 1.4‡ 1.7 2.0‡ 1.4 2.9‡ 0.9 0.9‡ 1.4 1.3‡
   (0.6-1.9) (0.7-2.9) (0.9- 3.3) (0.9-4.4) (0.8 -2.6) (1.3-6.3) (0.5-1.7) (0.5- 1.9) (0.7-2.8) (0.6-2.7)
Health facility type Hospitals (93) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
  Health Centers (45) 2.8 2.1 Ɨ 3.1 4.9 Ɨ 3.0 2.1 Ɨ 1.2 1.2 Ɨ 1.7 1.8 Ɨ
   (1.4-5.6) (0.9-4.7) (1.3-6.9) (1.7-14.0) (1.5-6.1) (0.9-4.9) (0.6-2.6) (0.5-2.6) (0.8-3.6) (0.6- 2.7)
  Dispensaries (38) 4.1 2.4 Ɨ 4.3 6.3 Ɨ 3.8 2.3 Ɨ 1.5 1.3 Ɨ 5.4 6.7 Ɨ
   (1.9-8.7) (0.9-6.1) (1.6-11.7) (1.8-22.2) (1.7-8.4) (0.8-6.6) (0.7-3.3) (0.5-3.4) (1.8-16.1) (1.9-23.4)
HF ownership Public (176) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
  Non-public (78) 0.3 0.8 ¥ 0.6 0.9 ¥ 0.1 0.2¥ 0.6 0.7 ¥ 0.6 1.2¥
   (0.2-0.6) (0.4-1.7) (0.3-1.0) (0.4-2.1) (0.09-0.3) (0.07-0.4) (0.4-1.1) (0.3-0.5) (0.3-1.1) (0.5-2.7)
Cadre of health worker Other nurses (118) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
  Physicians (6) - - 2.0 3.8§ - - 0.6 0.8§ 0.9 1.3§
     (0.2-17.9) (0.4-36.4)    (0.1-3.2) (0.1-4.5) (0.2-5.4) (0.2-8.2)
  Clinical Officers (51) 0.7 0.8 § 1.2 1.6§ 0.5 0.7§ 0.6 0.6§ 1.3 1.7§
   (0.3-1.3) (0.4-1.6) (0.5-2.5) (0.7-3.6) (0.3-1.0) (0.3-1.4) (0.3-1.2) (0.3-1.3) (0.6-2.9) (0.8-3.7)
  Trained nurses (70) 0.5 0.8§ 0.6 1.2§ 0.4 1.0§ 0.6 0.8§ 0.7 0.9 §
   (0.3-0.9) (0.4-1.7) (0.3-1.2) (0.6-2.4) (0.2-0.8) (0.5-2.2) (0.3-1.2) (0.4-1.5) (0.3- 1.2) (0.5-1.9)
  Other cadres (9) 0.2 0.1§(0.0 0.2 0.07§ 0.3 0.1§ 0.5 0.4§ 3.8 3.1§
   (0.04-1.2) 3-0.8) (0.05-0.8) (0.02-0.4) (0.07-1.2) (0.02-0.6) (0.1-1.9) (0.1-1.7) (0.4-31.5) (0.3-27.1)
  1. ‡Adjusted for type of health facility, health facility ownership and health worker cadre.
  2. Ɨ Adjusted for district, health facility ownership and health worker cadre.
  3. ¥ Adjusted for district, type of health facility and health worker cadre.
  4. § Adjusted for district, type of health facility and health facility ownership.