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Table 2 Repartition of asymptomatic malaria cases and gametocytes carriers by age group, (2007, 2008 and 2009)

From: Epidemiology of malaria in an area of seasonal transmission in Niger and implications for the design of a seasonal malaria chemoprevention strategy

Age group

Population

Number of

Number of

 

size

asymptomatic

gametocytes carriers (%)

  

cases (%)

 

<2 years

27

3 (11.1)

1 (33.3)

2-4 years

152

55 (36.2)

7 (12.7)

5-9 years

187

55 (29.4)

5 (9.1)

10-14 years

155

28 (18.1)

3 (10.7)

≥15 years

569

33 (5.8)

1 (3.0)

Total

1090

174 (16.0)

17 (9.8)

p-value*

-

<0.05

>0.05

  1. *p-values were calculated using Chi squared test. A p-value <0.05 was considered significant.