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Table 2 Number of samples detected by RT-PCR for Plasmodium vivax according to age groups and gender

From: Real-time PCR diagnosis of Plasmodium vivax among blood donors

Age (year) Negative samples Positive samples
Female Male Female Male
18 - 26 62 155 3 5
27 - 35 40 141 0 0
36 - 44 33 73 0 0
45 - 53 17 39 0 0
54 - 65 11 16 0 0
  1. The negative samples´ average age (32.71) and positive samples´ average age (23.12) were statistical different (t=22.9909; p>0.0001). There is no statistical difference between gender in the sample ( χ2=0.16; p=0.317).