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Table 1 Reported malaria burden, diagnostic tests and interventions in Nchelenge district, 2006 to 2012

From: High burden of malaria following scale-up of control interventions in Nchelenge District, Luapula Province, Zambia

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total population 134,363 139,025 143,847 144,957 147,927 152,216 157,118
Number of households 28,782 29,518 30,253 30,989 31,724 32,460 32,500
Number of malaria cases 51,567 46,737 56,355 52,073 53,328 67,923 83,951
Malaria prevalence (%) 38 34 39 36 36 45 53
% malaria cases confirmed by microscopy 5 6 2 2 7 4 3
% malaria cases confirmed by RDT 0 0 18 21 28 68 61
% clinically diagnosed malaria cases 95 94 80 77 65 28 35
Malaria prevalence among pregnant women (%) - - 24 46 33 65 55
LLIN coverage per person 0.07 0.57 1.06 1.55 1.27 1.73 1.24
IRS coverage (% of houses) 0 0 71 89 73 95 19
% of malaria cases that were classified as severe - - 3 4 4 4 2
% of malaria cases resulting in death 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.20 0.16 0.23 0.25