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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of Plasmodium infection among individuals presenting with symptoms consistent with malaria, by province and city

From: Prevalence and distribution of human Plasmodium infection in Pakistan

    Prevalence*
Province City Suspected cases P. vivax P. falciparum Mixed species All species
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa   234 (7.7%) 65 (2.2%) 26 (1%) 325 (10.8%)
  Bannu 895 7.7% 3.2% 1.1% 12.1%
  Hangu 445 6.7% 3.1% 1.1% 11.0%
  Peshawar 720 6.0% 0.4% 0.1% 6.5%
  Thall 950 9.7% 2.0% 1.1% 12.7%
Punjab    114 (2.4%) 35 (0.7%) 8 (0.2%) 157 (3.3%)
  Bhakkar 650 5.4% 0.2% 0.0% 5.5%
  Lahore 980 1.6% 0.0% 0.1% 1.7%
  Mainwali 1,205 2.6% 2.0% 0.3% 4.9%
  Muzaffarghar 688 1.2% 1.5% 0.4% 3.1%
  Rawalpindi 1,250 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9%
Balochistan    49 (7.4%) 25 (3.8%) 8 (1.2%) 82(12.4%)
  Quetta 280 1.1% 7.9% 1.4% 10.4%
  Zhob 380 12.1% 0.8% 1.1% 13.9%
Sindh    58 (10.8%) 1 (0.2%) 1 (0.2%) 60 (11.1%)
  Hyderabad 239 12.1% 0.0% 0.0% 12.1%
  Karachi 300 9.7% 0.3% 0.3% 10.3%
Capital    81 (4.5%) 2 (0.1%) 0 (0.0%) 83 (4.6%)
  Islamabad 1,800 4.5% 0.1% 0.0% 4.6%
All   10,782 5.0% 1.2% 0.4% 6.6%
  1. *Prevalence was calculated by dividing the number of PCR-positive cases by the number of suspected cases.