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Table 5 Species-specific characteristics among mono-infection or mixed infection*

From: Plasmodium species occurrence, temporal distribution and interaction in a child-aged population in rural Burkina Faso

  Gametocytes carriers Gametocytes density Asexual parasites density
  % (n/N) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Plasmodium falciparum infection characteristics
PF 34.5 (181/524) 40.0 (19–78) 1007.5 (327–3826)
PF + PM 16.7 (6/36) 16.0 (10–22) 645.0 (200–1277)
PF + PO 33.3 (2/6) 23.5 (16–31) 5563.5 (2510–7163)
PF vs PF + PM, p-value 0.03 0.01 0.03
PF vs PF + PO, p-value 1.0 0.2 0.04
Plasmodium malariae infection characteristics
PM 88.9 (16/18) 124.0 (63–390) 874.0 (603–1148)
PF + PM 72.2 (26/36) 99.0 (49–173) 377.5 (132–751)
PM vs PF + PM, p-value 0.3 0.5 0.003
Plasmodium ovale infection characteristics
PO 66.7 (2/3) 124.5 (122–127) 277.0 (219–756)
PF + PO 83.3 (5/6) 20.0 (19–56) 341.0 (183–733)
PO vs PF + PO, p-value 1.0 0.4 0.9
  1. *PF = P. falciparum mono-infection; PM = P. malariae mono-infection; PF + PM = P. falciparum and P. malariae co-infection; PO = P. ovale mono-infection; PF + PO = P. falciparum and P. ovale co-infection; IQR = interquartile range.