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Table 1 Hospitalization and intervention characteristics of selected study regions

From: Increasing malaria hospital admissions in Uganda between 1999 and 2009

Characteristic District (region)
  Kambugu Hospital
(South Western)
Mubende Hospital
(Central 2)
Jinja Hospital
(East Central)
Tororo Hospital
(Mid-Eastern)
Apac Hospital
(Mid-Northern)
Number of beds 135 100 431 285 100
Projected population <15 years in 30 km radial catchment:      
1999 235,448 116,802 398,969 310,100 116,910
2009 280,321 159,316 522,751 413,633 166,559
Average annual rainfall 1999-2009, mm 1,009 1,062 1,359 1,553 1,471
Malaria admission rate per 1,000 catchment of 0-14-year-old population per year 1999-2009
(95% CI),
total malaria records
6.85
(6.76 to 6.95),
19,398
9.20
(9.04 to 9.35),
13,860
8.71
(8.62 to 8.80),
39,355
12.49
(12.38 to 12.60),
49,413
20.30
(20.07 to 20.52),
31,351
Non-malaria admission rate per 1,000 catchment of 0-14-year-old population per year 1999-2009
(95% CI),
total non-malaria records
1.41
(1.37 to 1.46),
7,607
5.05
(4.94 to 5.16),
7,607
4.34
(4.28 to 4.40),
19,622
2.93
(2.88 to 2.98),
11,595
11.63
(11.46 to 11.81),
17,970
Intervention coverage:a
UDHS 2000/2001
Percentage of children under 5 years with fever treated with recommended first-line drug CQ (n) 10.4 (316) 10.2 (206) 25.0 (356) 17.6 (278) 9.6 (187)
Percentage ITN coverage in children aged <5 yearsb (n) 0.15 (1374) 0.92 (649) 0.36 (845) 0.73 (683) 0.50 (399)
UDHS 2006
Percentage of children under 5 years with fever treated with recommended first-line drug CQ + SP (n) 19.5 (205) 8.3 (240) 9.6 (374) 8.4 (346) 16.8 (499)
Percentage ITN coverage in children aged <5 yearsb (n) 7.1 (917) 4.2 (793) 5.0 (925) 6.5 (799) 23.1 (1063)
UMIS 2009
Percentage of children under 5 years with fever treated with recommended first-line drug AL (n) 10.0 (106) 18.0 (158) 13.4 (322) 16.6 (130) 40.8 (361)
Percentage ITN coverage in children aged <5 yearsb (n) 32.6 (487) 11.3 (352) 18.9 (564) 41.8 (479) 41.8 (568)
Proportion of households sprayed in last 12 months (n) 1.8 (705) 4.6 (439) 0.4 (557) 0.6 (530) 31.6 (552)
Transmission intensity at end of surveillance period 2009
Parasite rate among children aged 1-59 months November-December 2009 (n) 11.6% (460) 50.7% (344) 56.3% (538) 37.5% (472) 62.5% (554)
  1. aIndividual level data from the Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey (UMIS) undertaken between November and December 2009 was not available at the time of publication thus we have resorted to reporting regional estimates. The sample was stratified into nine survey regions across the country, plus Kampala. Individual-level data from the Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys (UDHS) undertaken in September-March 2000/2001, May-October 2006 data were reconstructed from empirical data available at http://www.measuredhs.org/ and extracted to correspond to intervention coverage within the regions used in the MIS 2009.
  2. bInsecticide-treated net (ITN) coverage was defined as the percentage of children aged under 5 who slept under an ITN last night and a treated net defined as one that was long lasting or had been soaked or dipped in insecticide in last 6 months.
  3. AL = artemether-lumefanthrine; CQ = chloroquine; SP = sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine;.