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Table 3 Overall sensitivity, specificity and agreement of participants in detecting malaria parasite by health institution based on total number of observations

From: Performance evaluation of laboratory professionals on malaria microscopy in Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia

Health institution Participant reader Reference reader      
Positive Negative Total Sensitivity Specificity Agreement Kappa
Government hospitals Positive 160 2 162 83% 98% 89% 0.78
Negative 32 126 156     
Total 192 128 320     
Private hospitals Positive 46 3 49 85% 92% 88% 0.76
Negative 8 33 41     
Total 54 36 90     
Government health centers Positive 150 5 155 81% 96% 87% 0.74
Negative 36 119 155     
Total 186 124 310