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Table 4 Malaria parasite prevalence among children aged five to 14 years 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 (years)    
5-9 1,094 115 10.5 (7.5, 14.5)
10-14 893 104 11.6 (8.7,15.3)
Total 1,987 219 11.0 (8.4, 14.3)
Sex    
Male 1,003 117 11.6 (8.6, 15.5)
Female 984 102 10.3 (7.6, 13.8)
Total 1,987 219 11.0 (8.4, 14.3)
Health regions    
Western Region 74 6 8.1 (6.1, 10.6)
North Bank West Region 175 15 8.5 (4.6, 15.2)
Central River Region 1,054 131 12.4 (9.3, 16.2)
Upper River Region 656 65 9.9 (4.9, 18.9)
Total 1,959* 217 11.0 (8.4, 14.4)
Wealth index    
Poorest 717 109 15.2 (11.5, 19.7)
Second 358 34 9.5 (5.1, 16.8)
Middle 416 50 12.0 (8.3, 16.9)
Fourth 314 15 4.7 (2.4, 9.0)
Richest 154 9 5.8 (3.7, 8.9)
Total 1,987 219 11.0 (8.4, 14.3)
  1. *Total excludes missing cases.