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Table 2 Malariometric indicators by age in children under 10 years from Nchelenge District, Zambia(N)

From: Defining the malaria burden in Nchelenge District, northern Zambia using the World Health Organization malaria indicators survey

Variable Overall (782) <12 m (44) 12-23 m (70) 24-59 m (234) 5- < 7 yrs (138) 7- < 10 yrs (296) p
P. falciparum% (n) 29.5 (231) 22.7 (10) 28.6 (20) 29.5 (69) 27.6 (38) 31.8 (94) 0.5
P. malariae% (n) 0.7 (5) 0.0 2.9 (2) 0.4 (1) 0.0 0.7 (2) 0.4
Gametocytes Pf% (n) 1.5 (12) 0.0 1.4 (1) 0.9 (2) 1.5 (2) 2.4 (7) 0.4
Mean Parasite density par/μl (95% CI) 1,250 765 1770 1410 590 1,380 0.7
(944-1740) (179-2920) (726-4490) (734-2640) (299-1590) (901-2090)
Median haemoglobin, g/dl (IQR) 10.7 11.0 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.6 0.4
(10.6-10.8) (10.6-11.4) (10.2-11.1) (10.5-11.0) (10.4-11.0) (10.4-10.9)
Anaemia (Hb < 11 g/dl)% (n) 51.2 (398) 47.7 (21) 55.7 (39) 47.9 (112) 49.3 (67) 54.1 (159) 0.4
  1. m = months, yrs = years.
  2. p-value used a t-test to compare proportions.