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Table 8 Comparison of the IFAT and blood smear test changes before and after intervention

From: Eliminating Plasmodium falciparum in Hainan, China: a study on the use of behavioural change communication intervention to promote malaria prevention in mountain worker populations

Group Population IFAT GMRT
   Number testing positive (%) χ 2 P Positive Total
Testing area 546 22 (4.03) 6.95 < 0.01 27.41 10.42
555 8 (1.44) 21.81 10.11
Control area 379 24 (6.33) 0.34 > 0.05 25.94 10.62
  393 21 (5.34)    24.38 10.49
  1. IFAT = Indirect fluorescent antibody test. GMRT = Geometric mean reciprocal titer. IFAT Positive: ≥ 1:20.