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Table 1 Association between level of knowledge and characteristics of participants (n = 377)

From: Level of knowledge among health care providers on preparation of injectable artesunate for treatment of severe malaria in public health facilities in Tanzania

Variables n (%) Level of knowledge
Not knowledgeable Knowledgeable P-value
Age group
 20–29 118 (31.3) 98 (83.1) 20 (16.9)  
 30–39 116 (30.8) 100 (86.2) 16 (13.8) 0.386
 40–49 99 (26.3) 80 (80.8) 19 (19.2)  
 50+ 44 (11.7) 33 (75.0) 11 (25.0)  
Sex
 Male 117 (31.0) 89 (76.1) 28 (23.9) 0.028
 Female 260 (69.0) 222 (85.4) 38 (14.6)  
Qualification
 Certificate 101 (26.8) 85 (84.2) 16 (15.8)  
 Diploma 200 (53.1) 163 (81.5) 37 (18.5) 0.844
 Degree 76 (20.2) 63 (82.9) 13 (17.1)  
Profession
 Nurse 238 (63.1) 207 (87.0) 31 (13.0)  
 Pharmaceutical personnel 33 (8.8) 28 (84.8) 5 (15.2) 0.002
 Clinician 106 (28.1) 76 (71.7) 30 (28.3)  
Distribution of HCP in health facility
 Hospital 73 (19.4) 54 (74.0) 19 (26.0)  
 Health Center 80 (21.2) 64 (80.0) 16 (20.0) 0.047
 Dispensary 224 (59.4) 193 (86.2) 31 (13.8)  
Work experience, years
 < 1 43 (11.4) 36 (83.7) 7 (16.3)  
 1–2 49 (13.0) 41 (83.7) 8 (16.3) 0.861
 3–4 56 (14.9) 48 (85.7) 8 (14.3)  
 > 4 229 (60.7) 186 (81.2) 43 (18.8)  
Reported availability of reference materials
 Yes 363 (96.3) 300 (82.6) 63 (17.4) 0.456
 No 14 (3.7) 11 (78.6) 3 (21.4)  
HCP attendance to training
 Yes 26 (6.9) 16 (61.5) 10 (38.5) 0.007
 No 351 (93.1) 295 (84.0) 56 (16.0)  
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