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Table 4 Agreement of participants in identification of malaria species by health facility (N = 72)

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

Facility Participant reader Reference reader  
Negative P. falciparum P. vivax Mixed Total Agreement Kappa
Gov’ta hospitals Negative 125 23 9 0 157 79% 0.70
P. falciparum 1 35 1 25 62   
P. vivax 1 4 54 1 60   
Mixed 0 2 0 38 40   
Total 127 64 64 64 319   
Private hospitals Negative 33 6 2 0 41 74% 0.64
P. falciparum 2 11 1 3 17   
P. vivax 1 1 15 6 23   
Mixed 0 2 0 9 11   
Total 36 20 18 18 92   
Gov’t health centers Negative 119 21 15 0 155 69% 0.56
P. falciparum 4 35 7 28 74   
P. vivax 1 6 40 14 61   
Mixed 0 0 0 20 20   
Total 124 62 62 62 310   
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