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Table 4 Demographic data for PCR-confirmed malaria positive patients in this study (n = 69)

From: Increased detection of Plasmodium knowlesi in Sandakan division, Sabah as revealed by PlasmoNex™

Characteristics    P. falciparum P. vivax P. knowlesi P. malariae
  N % n % n % n % n %
Gender           
Male 58 84.1 27 46.6 11 19.0 19 32.8 1 100.0
Female 11 15.9 6 54.5 4 36.4 1 9.1 0 0
X2     0.2   1.6   2.5   0.2
P     0.627   0.200   0.113   0.661
Age groups           
Children (0–14 years) 12 17.4 6 50.0 1 8.3 4 33.3 1 8.3
Adults (>15 years ) 57 82.6 27 47.4 14 24.6 16 28.1 0 0
X2     0.03   1.8   0.1   4.8
P     0.868   0.177   0.715   0.028
Age groups           
0-10 8 11.6 4 28.6 1 7.1 2 14.3 1 7.1
11-20 14 20.3 6 37.5 4 25.0 4 25.0 0 0
21-30 27 39.1 13 41.9 7 22.6 7 22.6 0 0
31-40 11 15.9 6 50.0 1 8.3 4 33.3 0 0
41-50 6 8.7 4 50.0 2 25.0 0 0 0 0
51-60 3 4.3 0 0 0 0 3 75 0 0
X2     4.4   4.0   0.7   5.1
P     0.500   0.542   0.084   0.400
*Total 69 100.0 33 47.8 15 21.7 20 29.0 1 1.5
  1. *Total samples were based on 69 PCR positive samples. Mixed infection was not included.