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Table 3 Prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of Paracheck® across the 13 regions

From: Paracheck® rapid diagnostic test for detecting malaria infection in under five children: a population-based survey in Burkina Faso

  Microscopy prevalence Paracheck prevalence ST + (n) Sensitivity (%) ST - (n) Specificity (%)
Central 27.6 44.1 136 83.8 356 71.1
Boucle du Mouhoun 77.4 90.7 581 95.4 170 25.3
Cascades 60.0 58.2 135 74.1 90 65.6
Central-East 66.9 76.2 326 90.8 161 53.4
Central-North 68.9 84.5 357 95.0 161 39.1
Central-West 76.3 86.1 373 92.5 116 34.5
Centre-South 75.1 92.8 199 97.5 66 21.2
East 69.1 79.3 475 85.9 212 35.4
Hauts Bassins 59.6 67.6 442 90.0 300 65.3
North 64.1 85.6 320 96.6 179 34.1
Central Plateau 61.0 73.8 175 90.3 112 52.7
Sahel 73.7 64.1 404 74.5 144 65.3
South-West 77.8 85.2 210 95.7 60 50.0
Burkina 66.0 76.2 4133 89.9 2127 50.4
  1. ST+: positive blood smear test; ST-: negative blood smear test.