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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of 383 patients presenting with fever at Kisenyi Health Centre IV

From: Do clinicians in areas of declining malaria transmission adhere to malaria diagnosis guidelines? A cross-sectional study from Kampala, Uganda

Characteristic Frequency (N = 383) Percentage (%)
Age categories
  < 18 83 21.7
  ≥ 18 300 78.3
Sex
 Male 168 43.9
 Female 215 56.1
Division
 Central 59 15.4
 Lubaga 104 27.2
 Makindye 121 31.7
 Kawempe 22 5.8
 Nakawa 9 2.4
 Out of Kampala 67 17.5
Marital status
 Single 258 67.4
 Married 125 32.6
Education level
 Primary or lower 150 39.2
 Secondary 193 50.4
 Tertiary 40 10.4
Bed net use (the night before the survey)  
 No 138 36.0
 Yes 245 64.0
History of overnight travel
 No 210 54.8
 Yes 173 45.2
Overnight travel details
 None
 Travel within Kampala district
210
102
59.0
 Travel out of Kampala district 71 41.0
Last malaria infection or treatment
 Never 29 7.6
  < 28 days 57 14.9
  > 28 days 297 77.5