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Table 1 Overall results of diagnostic techniques

From: Accuracy of malaria rapid diagnosis test Optimal-IT® in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo

Variable All age group < 5 years > 5 years p
n/N % (95%CI) n %(95%CI) n %(95%CI)
Optimal-IT® positive 113/624 18.1 (15.2–21.4) 32 23.5(16.3-30.7) 81 16.6(13.2-19.9) 0.063
Paracheck-Pf ® positive 150/624 24.04 (20.7-7.4) 36 26.5(19.0-34.0) 114 23.4(19.6-27.1) 0.453
Health centre microscopy slides positive 361/624 57.9 (53.9–61.8) 84 61.8(53.5-70.0) 277 56.7(52.3-61.1) 0.296
Expert microscopy slide positive* 123/624 19.7 (16.7 – 23.1) 33 24.3(17.0-31.5) 90 18.4(15.0-21.9) 0.131
  1. *Three cases were P. malariae and mixed infection (P. falciparum + P. ovale).