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Table 1 Characteristics asymptomatic children in the community versus symptomatic children in the Health Centre in Kinshasa, RDC, 2012-3

From: Performance of HRP2-based rapid test in children attending the health centre compared to asymptomatic children in the community

Variables All (N = 872) Health Centre (N = 280) Community (N = 592)
  n %(95%CI) n %(95%CI) n %(95%CI)
Sex       
M 469 53.8 (50.5-57.1) 147 52.5 (46.5-58.5) 322 54.4 (50.3-58.4)
F 403 46.2 (42.9-49.6) 133 47.5 (41.5-53.5) 270 45.6 (41.6-49.7)
History of fever 291 32.6 (30.3-36.6) 280 100 (100–100) 11 1.9 (1.0-3.4)
Positive blood smear 300 34.4 (31.3-37.7) 156 55.7 (49.7-61.6) 144 24.3 (21.0-28.0)
Parasite density ≥2,000 troph/μl 190 21.8 (19.1-24.7) 114 40.7 (34.9-46.7) 76 12.8 (10.3-15.9)
RDT + 424 48.6 (45.2-52.0) 194 69.3 (63.5-74.6) 203 38.9 (34.9-42.9)
P. falciparum 142 16.3 (13.9-18.9) 40 14.3 (10.4-18.9) 102 17.2 (14.3-20.6)
Mixed infection 282 32.3 (29.3-35.6) 154 55.0 (49.0-60.9) 128 21.6 (18.4-25.2)