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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Sub-microscopic gametocyte carriage in febrile children living in different areas of Gabon

  All Oyem (CHRO) Owendo (CSCO) p-value*
  n = 304 n = 151 n = 153  
Age, median [IQR], months 36[21-72] 24[16-48] 48[24-84] < 0.01
T°, median [IQR], C 38[37.1-39.1 38.5[37.5-39.5] 37.7[36.9-38.7] < 0.01
Malaria infection     
Microscopy     
  MPBS** (trophozoïtes), n (%) 202 (66.4) 102 (67.5) 100 (65.3) 0.9
  Trophozoïtes density, median [IQR] P/μL 26110[3024-111860] 34480[3854-122675] 18008[2742-96600] 0.2
  MPBS* (gametocytes) n (%) 16 (5.3) 5 (3.3) 11 (7.2) 0.12
  Gametocytes density, median [IQR] P/μL 119[23-875] 119[30-423] 1053[7-2100] 0.9
Nasba     
  Gametocytes n (%) 139 (45.7) 79 (52.3) 60 (39.2) 0.02
  SMG*** n (%) 124 (40.7) 74 (49.0) 50 (32.6) < 0.01
  1. *for comparison between Oyem and Owendo; MPBS**: malaria positive blood smears; SMG***: sub-microscopic gametocytes.