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Table 1 Comparison of parasite densities using absolute WBCc and assumed WBCc

From: Estimating malaria parasite density: assumed white blood cell count of 10,000/μl of blood is appropriate measure in Central Ghana

  Parasite density with Abs. WBCc Parasite density with WBCc of Parasite density with WBCc of Parasite density with WBCc of Parasite density with WBCc of
5.0 × 10(9) /L 6.0 × 10(9) /L 8.0 × 10(9) /L 10.0 × 10(9) /L
Number of observations, N 5,902 5,902 5,902 5,902 5,902
Minimum 15 10 12 16 20
25 % Percentile 1,479 750 900 1,200 1,500
Median 7,815 4,150 4,980 6,640 8,300
75 % Percentile 40,420 21,275 25,530 34,040 42,550
Maximum 4,036,350 1,940,553 2,328,663 3,104,885 3,881,106
Mean 49,474 26,327 31,592 42,123 52,654
Std. Deviation 122,009 72,417 86,900 115,867 144,834
Std. Error 1,588 943 1,131 1,508 1,885
Lower 95 % CI of mean 46,360 24,479 29,375 39,167 48,958
Upper 95 % CI of mean 52,587 28,175 33,810 45,080 56,350
Geometric mean 7,557 3,937 4,725 6,300 7,874
Lower 95 % CI of geo. Mean 7,144 3,723 4,467 5,956 7,445
Upper 95 % CI of geo. Mean 7,994 4,164 4,997 6,663 8,328