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Table 3 Comparison of asexual parasite count per micro-liter (p/μl) and RDT result in health centres and household surveys, Butajira area, Ethiopia, 2008-2010

From: Evaluation of CareStart™ malaria Pf/Pv combo test for Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria diagnosis in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia

Setting/Plasmodium Plasmodium vivax(n = 220) Plasmodium falciparum(n = 85)*
Health centres visit RDT negative, n RDT positive, n RDT negative, n RDT positive, n
60-199 0 0 0 1
200-499 0 5 0 5
500-4,999 3 107 2 19
5,000-90,000 7 98 3 55
Total, n (%) 10 (4.5) 210 (95.5) 5 (5.9) 80 (94.1)
Setting/Plasmodium Plasmodium vivax (n = 68) Plasmodium falciparum (n = 13)
Household surveys RDT negative, n RDT positive, n RDT negative, n RDT positive, n
40-199 2 3 1 0
200-499 0 4 0 0
500-4,999 4 36 0 6
5,000-90,000 1 18 0 6
Total, n (%) 7 (10.3) 61 (89.7) 1 (7.7) 12 (92.3)