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Table 1 Comparison of frequencies of gestational and placental malaria according to thick smear microscopy and PCR

From: Prevalence of gestational, placental and congenital malaria in north-west Colombia

A. Gestational Malaria     
  PCR    
  Negative P. vivax P. falciparum Total
Microscopy     
Negative 103 4 3 110
P vivax 0 7 0 7
P falciparum 1 0 2 3
Mixed 0 0 1 1
Total 104 11 6 121
B. Placental Malaria     
  PCR    
  Negative P. vivax P. falciparum Total
Microscopy     
Negative 101 5 11 117
P vivax 0 2 0 2
P falciparum 0 0 2 2
Total 101 7 13 121