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Table 4 Correct nurse diagnosis and treatment of patient illnesses*

From: Baseline assessment of adult and adolescent primary care delivery in Rwanda: an opportunity for quality improvement

   Nurse diagnosis n = 497 Nurse treatment n = 503
N % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Total agreement   249 226
  50.1% (45.7 - 54.5) 44.9% (40.6 - 49.3)
Back or joint pain 42 59.5% (44.7 - 74.4) 71.4% (57.8 - 85.1)
Cough or difficulty breathing 80 31.3% (21.1 - 41.4) 33.8% (23.4 - 44.1)
Diarrhea 30 70.0% (53.6 - 86.4) 36.7% (19.4 - 53.9)
Epigastric pain 59 90.0% (82.4 - 97.6) 18.6% (8.7 - 28.6)
Fever 49 8.2% (2.3 - 19.6) 78.6% (67.8 - 89.3)
Genitourinary symptoms    
  Female 80 48.8% (38.0 - 59.6) 35.0% (24.6 - 45.5)
  Male 30 53.3% (35.5 - 71.1) 26.7% (10.8 - 42.5)
Headache or neurological condition 44 20.5% (8.5 - 32.4) 77.3% (64.9 - 89.7)
Mouth or throat problem 37 70.3% (55.5 - 85.0) 43.2% (27.3 - 59.2)
Skin problem or lump 31 83.9% (70.9 - 96.8) 45.2% (27.6 - 62.7)
  1. *Limited to complaints with n > 5 observations.
  2. 95% CI calculated using the exact binomial distribution.