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Table 5 Results for sample 2: P.falciparum, parasite density 86/μl or "+". Valid answers of 172 participants were included

From: External quality assessment of malaria microscopy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Reported result Parasite density ("plus system") Total
No parasites observed Not reported + ++ +++ n (%)
P. falciparum   2 72* 36** 3 113 (65.7%)
P. vivax and P. falciparum    1**    1 (0.6%)
No species identification reported    27 5   32 (18.6%)
No parasites observed 26      26 (15.1%)
Total 28 2 100 41 3 172 (100.0%)
  1. *Correct result
  2. **Minor error