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Table 3 Odds ratios of symptoms for prediction of clinical malaria (symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia)

From: Sensitivity of fever for diagnosis of clinical malaria in a Kenyan area of unstable, low malaria transmission

Predictor <5 years ≥5 years
  OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Fever 1. 96 0. 59–6. 53 0. 27 1. 47 1. 09–1. 97 0. 01
Headache 2. 54 1. 28–5. 04 0. 01 2. 04 1. 3–3. 21 0. 002
Appetite loss 2. 14 1. 01–4. 53 0. 05 1. 21 0. 89–1. 65 0. 22
Vomiting 0. 7 0. 34–1. 46 0. 34 1. 74 1. 25–2. 43 0. 001
Chills 3. 88 1. 77–8. 49 0. 001 2. 63 1. 93–3. 51 <0. 001
Jaundice 1 - - 1. 08 0. 25–4. 60 0. 92
Diarrhoea 0. 5 0. 18–1. 46 0. 21 0. 23 0. 1–0. 52 <0. 001
Backache 1 - - 0. 95 0. 65–1. 38 0. 78
Joint pains 1. 44 0. 12–11. 39 0. 73 1. 29 0. 93–1. 78 0. 13
Nausea 1. 78 0. 52–6. 14 0. 36 0. 79 0. 52–1. 2 0. 27
Malaise 2. 58 1. 07–6. 18 0. 03 1. 67 1. 15–2. 44 0. 01