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Table 5 Malaria parasite prevalence in the general population by age and 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    
6-59 months 394 32 8.1 (5.6, 11.4)
5-14 years 693 73 10.5 (8.5, 12.9)
15+ 1,219 96 7.8 (6.2, 9.9)
Total 2,306 201 8.7 (7.4, 10.2)
Sex    
Male 1,065 108 10.1 (8.2, 12.4)
Female 1,241 93 7.4 (5.9, 9.4)
Total 2,306 201 8.7 (7.4, 10.2)
Health regions    
Western Region 114 8 7.0 (3.5, 13.4)
North Bank West Region 195 9 4.6 (1.9, 10.7)
Central River Region 1,180 128 10.8 (8.8, 13.2)
Upper River Region 765 48 6.2 (4.6, 8.3)
Total 2,254* 193 8.5 (7.2, 10.1)
Wealth index    
Poorest 863 96 11.1 (8.7, 14.1)
Second 484 38 7.8 (5.2, 11.5)
Middle 456 40 8.7 (6.5, 11.7)
Fourth 286 14 4.9 (3.2, 7.3)
Richest 165 5 3.0 (0.9, 9.1)
Total 2,306 201 8.7 (7.4, 10.2)
  1. *Total excludes missing cases.