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Table 1 Characteristics of healthcare workers

From: Antimalarial drug prescribing by healthcare workers when malaria testing is negative: a qualitative study in Madagascar

Variables Frequency
N (%)
Age (completed years)
 31–40 8 (50)
 41–50 5 (31.3)
 51–60 3 (18.7)
Sex
 Male 10 (62.5)
 Female 6 (37.5)
Qualification
 Doctor 14 (87.5)
 Nurse 2 (12.5)
Type of workplace
 Public primary health center 8 (50)
 Private primary health center 8 (50)
Trained on malaria program/RDT
 Yes 5 (31.3)
 No 11 (68.7)
Number of years from graduation
 1–5 4 (25)
 6–10 6 (37.5)
 11–15 2 (12.5)
 > 15 4 (25)
Number of years at the current position
 1–2 5 (31.3)
 3–5 8 (50)
 > 5 3 (18.7)
  1. RDT malaria rapid diagnostic test