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Table 2 Characteristics of the cohorts included in interrupted time series analysis

From: Malaria elimination in remote communities requires integration of malaria control activities into general health care: an observational study and interrupted time series analysis in Myanmar

  Cohort 1 Cohort 2 Cohort 3 Cohort 4
Number of CHWs 44 18 19 73
Total monthly reports 2759 1039 1214 3252
Total RDTs performed 60,461 13,904 33,585 64,909
State Mon Mon Mon Kayin
Townships Kyaikmaraw, Ye Ye Kyaikmaraw, Mudon, Paung Kyainseikgyi
Date first CHW operational September 2011 September 2011 September 2011 March 2012
Dates BHC package introduced May–June 2013 August–September 2013 March 2014 May 2014
Total population covered 47,831 6415 31,724 54,595
Median (IQR) community population 850 (387–1459) 388 (259–430) 1285 (905–2644) 548 (281–870)
MBER (year prior to BHC) 1.2% 1.7% 1.5% 3.4%
RDT (+) rate (1–2 years prior to BHC) 7.4% 9.4% 1.8% 18.1%
RDT (+) rate (year prior to BHC) 6.2% 5.4% 0.9% 11.4%
RDT (+) rate (year post-BHC) 1.4% 0.8% 0.3% 6.0%
  1. CHW community health worker, RDT rapid diagnostic test for malaria, BHC basic health care, MBER monthly blood examination rate, IQR interquartile range