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Table 5 Estimated numbers of children infected with a) Plasmodium sp. and b) W. bancrofti filarial parasites in Uganda in 2002

From: Bayesian geostatistical modelling of malaria and lymphatic filariasis infections in Uganda: predictors of risk and geographical patterns of co-endemicity

Age-sex group Estimated population Estimated number of infected children Lower 95% BCI* Upper 95% BCI* Model based prevalence Model-based population adjusted prevalence
a) Plasmodium sp.       
Boys 5-9 yrs 1,966,324 927,634 337,740 1,547,775 47.7% (4.5) 47.2%
Boys 10-14 yrs 1,587,915 607,356 190,873 1,128,372 38.8% (4.3) 38.2%
Boys 14-19 yrs 1,268,729 431,452 125,464 848,679 34.6% (4.1) 34.0%
Girls 5-9 yrs 1,956,764 607,291 163,873 1,252,415 31.5% (3.5) 31.0%
Girls 10-14 yrs 1,576,155 372,161 90,670 852,659 24.1% (3.3) 23.6%
Girls 14-19 yrs 1,247,670 254,625 55,329 614,181 21.0% (3.0) 20.4%
TOTAL 9,603,557 3,200,519 963,949 6,244,081 33.0% 33.3%
b) W. bancrofti       
5-9 yrs 3,923,088 170,668 5,027 691,754 6.7% 4.4%
10-14 yrs 3,164,070 202,885 8,416 733,247 9.3% 6.4%
14-19 yrs 2,516,399 180,860 7,893 665,842 10.1% 7.2%
TOTAL 9,603,557 554,413 21,336 2,090,843 8.7% 6.0%
  1. * Bayesian credible interval