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Table 2 Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum carriage, based on thick blood films, among adults, according to the ecosystem

From: Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection in asymptomatic rural Gabonese populations

Ecosystems Villages surveyed n + % 95% IC p value
Total population 220 4342 269 6.2 5.5- 7.0  
Lakeland 24 439 11 2.5 1.3- 4.6  
Savannah 22 450 18 4 2.5- 6.4 0.0002
Forest 174 3453 240 7 6.1- 7.9  
Grassland forest 62 918 100 10.9 9- 13.1  
Mountain forest 22 399 14 3.5 1.9- 5.8  
Interior forest 50 1313 89 6.8 5.5- 8.3 <0.0001
North-eastern forest 40 823 37 4.5 3.2- 6.2