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Table 5 Adherence (percentage) of health workers to IMCI protocols during physical examination

From: Adherence to the integrated management of childhood illness guidelines in Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda: evidence from the national service provision assessment surveys

IMCI item   Child’s age Health system level Health staff category
Fever Overall ≤ 24 months > 24 months Hospital Health Centre Dispensary Physician NPC Nurse-midwife Auxiliary staffa
 Namibia 96.7 96.7 96.7 96.6 97.5 96.6 85.2 100 97.1
 Kenya 86.5 86.8 85.8 87.7 84.0 86.1 95.5 87.2 86.3 60.7
 Tanzania 73.3 73.5 72.8 70.0 68.1 75.6 64.3 75.2 70.2 80.0
 Uganda 89.8 90.8 87.8 91.9 87.2 86.1 97.6 91.2 86.4 83.3
Pneumonia Overall ≤ 24 months > 24 months Hospital Health Centre Dispensary Physician NPC Nurse-midwife Auxiliary staff
 Namibia 42.5 44.1 40.1 29.9 40.8 43.8 46.3 25.0 42.5
 Kenya 24.0 25.0 22.2 23.9 27.3 21.9 43.8 26.4 20.2 1.8
 Tanzania 24.6 25.8 22.1 29.9 27.7 21.4 22.3 28.5 14.4 20.0
 Uganda 19.5 20.4 17.6 20.7 20.0 19.5 19.5 21.9 15.4 0.0
Diarrhoea Overall ≤ 24 months > 24 months Hospital Health Centre Dispensary Physician NPC Nurse-midwife Auxiliary staff
 Namibia 29.4 36.0 19.1 32.2 28.9 29.3 40.7 37.5 28.9
 Kenya 19.4 21.7 15.2 20.4 21.0 16.7 32.6 20.6 17.5 3.6
 Tanzania 20.3 23.4 14.0 24.3 20.9 18.2 10.3 23.7 13.6 0.0
 Uganda 39.1 42.7 31.3 47.1 32.4 19.5 45.0 46.4 25.7 16.7
  1. IMCI Integrated management of childhood illness, NPC non-physician clinician
  2. athis category did not exist in Namibia