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Table 3 Parasite prevalence by RDT, microscopy and PCR

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

 OB (122)TB (132)OK (94)AK (117)AW (134)AM (76)YB (54)Total (729)
PCR Positive (%)87 (71.3)74 (56.1)62 (66.0)81 (69.2)91 (67.9)46 (60.5)40 (74.1)481 (66.0)
 < 5 yrs. (%)8/12 (66.7)4/14 (28.6)5/7 (71.4)12/17 (70.6)5/11 (45.5)5/11 (45.5)4/7 (57.1)43/79 (54.4)
 5–9 yrs. (%)19/25 (76)17/20 (85)12/17 (70.6)14/16 (87.5)22/27 (81.5)8/9 (88.9)8/9 (88.9)100/123 (81.3)
 10–14 yrs. (%)19/21 (90.5)23/24 (95.8)15/19 (78.9)12/14 (85.7)21/ 23 (91.3)2/3 (66.7)7/8 (87.5)99/112 (88.4)
 15–19 yrs. (%)7/9 (77.8)3/9 (33.3)6/8 (75)5/5 (100)10/12 (83.3)0/03/3 (100)34/46 (73.9)
 ≥20 yrs. (%)34/55 (61.8)27/65 (41.5)24/43 (55.8)38/65 (58.5)33/61 (54.1)31/53 (58.3)18/27(66.7)205/369 (55.6)
Microscopy
 Positive (%)42 (34.4)48 (36.4)38 (40.4)37 (31.6)38 (28.4)19 (25.0)11 (20.4)233 (32.0)
 Mono Pf36 (29.5)33 (25.0)33 (35.1)30 (25.6)35 (26.1)19 (25.0)6 (11.1)192 (26.3)
 Mono Pm6 (4.9)15 (11.4)6 (6.4)8 (6.8)3 (2.2)0 (0)5 (9.3)43 (5.9)
 Mono Po0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Multispecies (%)0 (0)0 (0)1 (1.1)1 (0.9)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2 (0.3)
 Febrile (≥37.5 °C)2 (1.6)4 (3.0)2 (2.1)10 (8.5)2 (1.5)5 (6.6)0 (0)25 (3.4)
 PD (p/μl) Mean (SEM)1685 (622.3)2251 (1425)3724 (2519)3067 (979.7)2575 (1043)6322 (5955)11,723 (7631)3349 (823.6)
  PD (p/μl) Min - max14–17,35916–68,00015–95,55616–23,36015–31,8494–113,46216–68,0004–113,462
 RDT (%)50 (41.0)46 (34.8)36 (38.3)32 (27.6)44 (32.8)18 (23.7)15 (28.9)241 (33.1)
  1. OB Obosono, TB Towoboase, OK Okomfo, AK Akwensu, AW Awensu, AM Amokope, YB Yaw Boadi, RDT PfHRP2 based malaria rapid diagnostic test positive samples, PD parasite density per μl blood, min minimum, max maximum, Mono single species infection, Febrile, axillary temperature (≥37.5 °C). PCR positive and microscopy positive samples include all Plasmodium species