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Table 5 Factors influencing type of antimalarial drugs prescribed by health workers

From: Adherence to malaria diagnosis and treatment guidelines among healthcare workers in Ogun State, Nigeria

  Public
N = 216
n (%)
Private
N = 216
n (%)
Total
N = 432
n (%)
OR (95 % CI) P-value
Drugs availability 144 (66.7) 133 (61.6) 277 (64.1) 1.25 (0.8–1.9) 0.27
Existing national malaria treatment guidelines 140 (64.8) 79 (36.5) 219 (50.7) 3.19 (2.2–4.7) 0.000
Drug promotion by manufacturers 19 (8.8) 99 (45.8) 118 (27.3) 0.11 (0.1–0.2) 0.000
Idea of what the consumer prefers 8 (3.7) 40 (18.5) 48 (11.1) 0.16 (0.8–0.4) 0.0002
Need to make profit 1 (0.5) 22 (10.2) 23 (5.3) 0.04 (0.0–0.3) 0.0001
Demand by patients 2 (0.9) 12 (5.6) 24 (5.6) 0.15 (0.0–0.7) 0.01