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Table 5 Diagnostic accuracy between microscopy and qPCR

From: Impact of a training course on the quality of malaria diagnosis by microscopy in Angola

Laboratory Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%)
Pre-course Post-course P value Pre-course Post-course P value
Bengo 42.3 57.1 0.375* 75.4 68.9 0.225*
Benguela 75.9 62.5 0.344** 92.9 98.8 0.118**
Luanda 72.9 75.0 0.979* 92.3 91.1 0.878*
Total 68.5 66.7 0.869* 84.7 83.8 0.792*
  1. *Pearson chi-square.
  2. **Fisher’s exact test.