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Table 1 Characteristics of travellers returning from Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Cameroon to France, 2000–2011

From: Longitudinal study assessing the return of chloroquine susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum in isolates from travellers returning from West and Central Africa, 2000–2011

Travellers Senegal (n = 1,993)* Mali (n = 2,372)* Ivory Coast (n = 4,778 )* Cameroon (n =3,272) * Total (n = 12,415)
Age (year) (Median [Min-Max]) 30 [0–94] 31 [0–76] 30 [0–83] 33 [0–87] 31 [0–94]
Age class, years n (%)      
≤5 78 (4) 118 (6) 349 (9) 185 (7) 730 (7)
5-15 247 (14) 339 (17) 585 (15) 307 (11) 1,478 (14)
>15 1,447 (82) 1,546 (77) 2,995 (76) 2,199 (82) 8,187 (79)
Sex      
 Male n (%) 1,414 (71) 1,622 (69) 2,764 (58) 1,746 (54) 7,546 (61)
 Female n (%) 572 (29) 736 (31) 1,990 (42) 1,512 (46) 4,810 (39)
Chemoprophylaxis      
 No n (%) 1,113 (56) 1,182 (50) 2,485 (52) 1,993 (61) 6,773 (55)
 Yes n (%) 746 (38) 959 (41) 1,955 (41) 1,048 (32) 4,708 (38)
 Don’t know n (%) 124 (6) 216 (9) 322 (7) 218 (7) 880 (7)
Duration of stay      
 ≤2 weeks n (%) 218 (13) 152 (8) 457 (12) 439 (16) 1,266 (12)
 2-4 weeks n (%) 356 (21) 361 (18) 1,150 (30) 868 (33) 2,735 (27)
 1-3 months n (%) 699 (41) 928 (48) 1,221 (32) 679 (25) 3,527 (35)
 >3 months n (%) 428 (25) 498 (26) 1,021 (26) 688 (26) 2,635 (26)
Purpose of travel      
 VFRs n (%) 1,108 (61) 1,520 (71) 2,482 (58) 1,738 (59) 6,848 (61)
 Residents or expatriates ≥6 months n (%) 237 (13) 207 (9) 568 (13) 560 (19) 1,572 (14)
 Tourism n (%) 322 (18) 251 (12) 514 (12) 397 (13) 1,484 (13)
 Business n (%) 71 (4) 90 (4) 212 (5) 170 (6) 543 (5)
 Military n (%) 24 (1) 15 (1) 368 (9) 28 (1) 435 (4)
 Other n (%) 48 (3) 67 (3) 142 (3) 68 (2) 325 (3)
Severe malaria      
 No n (%) 1,834 (93) 2,235 (95) 4,513 (95) 3,064 (95) 11,146 (95)
 Yes n (%) 136 (7) 123 (5) 225 (5) 177 (5) 661 (5)
No pfcrt76 analyses 594 701 860 719 2874
No In vitro analyses for CQ 305 396 729 513 1483
  1. *Numbers may not add to totals because of missing values.