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Table 2 Univariate analysis of effect of MTTT interventions on prevalence of asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia over the time points July 2017 and 2018

From: Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia following mass testing and treatment in Pakro sub-district of Ghana

CharacteristicsJuly 2017 SurveyJuly 2018 Surveyχ2 valueP value
Communityn/N (%)n/N (%)  
 Abease282/888 (31.8)161/721 (22.3)17.1< 0.001**
 Adesa158/406 (38.9)121/342 (35.4)10.319
 Adjanase514/1342 (38.3)387/1037 (37.3)0.20.624
 Fante Town543/1530 (35.5)392/1236 (31.7)4.40.037**
 Odomtokro101/245 (41.2)63/180 (35.0)1.70.193
 Piem80/220 (36.4)57/160 (35.6)00.882
 Sachi/Tabankro117/310 (37.7)122/290 (42.1)1.170.279
All Communities1795 (36.3)1303 (32.9)11.710.001**
Age_group (years)n/N (%)n/N (%)  
 0–11 months14/56 (25.0)22/57 (38.6)2.40.121
 1–4 years270/541 (49.9)216/491 (44.0)3.60.057
 5–14 years759/1387 (54.7)582/1180 (49.3)7.50.006**
 15–45 years5,852,092 (28.0)360/1523 (23.6)8.50.003**
 46–65 years129/640 (20.2)97/544 (17.8)10.310
 >  65 years38/225 (16.9)26/171 (15.2)0.20.352
Total # of < 151043/1984 (52.6)820/1728 (47.5)9.70.002**
Total # of ≥ 15752/2957 (25.4)483/2238 (21.6)10.40.001**
Mean axillary Temperature36.036.2 < 0.001**
Use ITN
 No1595/4574 (34.9)380/1166 (32.5)0.0012< 0.001
 Yes200/367 (54.5)923/2800 (33.0)  
  1. All percentages represent proportions of parasite carriage compared to the population tested. The comparison is made only between July 2017 and July 2018 which depicts the same season
  2. ** Significance level at α =0.05