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Table 3 Malaria parasite prevalence among children aged six to 59 months by background characteristics, The Gambia MIS 2010/11

From: Does socio-economic status explain the differentials in malaria parasite prevalence? Evidence from The Gambia

Background characteristics N n % (95% CI)
Age (months)    
6-11 144 19 13.1 (7.5, 21.9)
12-23 273 24 8.7 (5.7, 13.2)
24-35 284 27 9.5 (6.0, 14.5)
36-47 301 36 11.9 (7.8, 17.7)
48-59 246 19 7.7 (4.9, 11.9)
Total 1,248 125 10.0 (7.8, 12.7)
Sex    
Male 681 69 10.1 (7.6, 13.3)
Female 567 56 9.8 (7.0, 13.6)
Total 1,248 125 10.0 (7.8, 12.7)
Health regions    
Western Region 56 5 8.9 (3.7, 19.8)
North Bank West Region 104 8 7.6 (2.2, 22.9)
Central River Region 714 92 12.8 (9.8, 16.7)
Upper River Region 359 19 5.2 (2.4, 10.9)
Total 1,233* 124 10.0 (7.8, 12.8)
Wealth Index    
Poorest 500 78 15.6 (12.3, 19.4)
Second 224 16 7.1 (4.0, 12.3)
Middle 260 22 8.4 (4.9, 14.1)
Fourth 146 6 4.1 (2.0, 8.2)
Richest 103 2 1.9 (0.7, 5.3)
Total 1,248 125 10.0 (7.8, 12.7)
  1. *Total excludes missing cases.