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Table 2 Age stratified prevalence of malaria in study participants

From: Probing the composition of Plasmodium species contained in malaria infections in the Eastern region of Ghana

 < 5 yrs. 795–9 yrs. 12310–14 yrs. 11215–19 yrs. 46≥20 yrs. 379Total 729
RDT38 (48.1)79 (64.2)60 (53.6)13 (28.3)51 (13.5)241 (33)
Microscopy Positives (All Species)30 (38)67 (54.5)58 (51.8)13 (38.2)65 (17.2)233 (32)
Microscopy Mono30 (100)67 (100)57 (98.3)12 (92.3)65 (100)231 (99)
Microscopy Multi0 (0)0 (0)1 (1.7)1 (7.7)0 (0)2 (0.86)
Gametocytes6 (7.6)8 (6.5)9 (8.04)2 (4.3)7 (1.9)32 (4.4)
PD mean9591.23837.43455.8150.9507.6334.6
PD range (min - max)47.7–113,46216–68,00015.1–95,555.616–553.43.8–9014.63.8–113,462
PCR Positive (All Species)43 (54.4)100 (81.3)99 (88.4)34 (73.9)204 (53.8)481 (66)
Pf41 (95.4)97 (97.0)98 (99)34 (100)194 (51.2)465 (96.7)
Pm1 (2.3)15 (15.0)16 (16.2)1 (2.9)15 (7.4)48 (10)
Po5 (11.6)14 (14.0)5 (5.1)1 (2.9)10 (5.2)35 (7.3)
PCR Mono39 (90.7)75 (75.0)81 (81.8)32 (92.1)189 (92.7)417 (86.7)
PCR Multi4 (9.3)25 (25.0)18 (18.2)2 (5.9)15 (7.4)64 (13.3)
  1. Mono single parasite species infection, multi multiple parasite species infection, RDT PfHRP2 based malaria rapid diagnostic test, PD parasite density (parasites/μl) of blood, Pf Plasmodium falciparum, Pm Plasmodium malariae, Po Plasmodium ovale, yrs. years. Values are written as counts (%)