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Table 1 Characteristics of patients included in the study, Madagascar, 2008-2010

From: Management of uncomplicated malaria in febrile under five-year-old children by community health workers in Madagascar: reliability of malaria rapid diagnostic tests

Characteristics Study sites P
High transmission Low transmission
Ampasimanjeva Vohimasy Ampasimpotsy Andasibe
Cohort population 281 258 299 235  
Mean age (months) 28.6 26.5 30.1 31.5 0.009
Sex ratio (M/F) 1 0.87 0.86 0.94 NS
No. of febrile episodes 309 118 63 53  
PCR + (%) 56% 58% 33% 30% < 0.0001
Microscopy + (%) 37% 43% 32% 25% NS