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Table 2 Malaria parasite species stratified by sex and age among 314 study participants in southern Ethiopia

From: Re-evaluation of microscopy confirmed Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria by nested PCR detection in southern Ethiopia

   Pf(%) Pv(%) Pm(%) Pf + Pv(%) Pf + Pm(%) Negative (%) Total (%)
Sex Male 75 (39.7) 91 (48.1) 2 (1.1) 16 (8.5) 1 (0.5) 4 (2.1) 189 (60.2)
Female 50 (40) 63 (50.4) 0 (0) 8 (6.4) 1 (0.8) 3 (2.4) 125 (38.9)
Age group (years) ≤ 4 29 (43.9) 32 (48.5) 1 (1.5) 4 (6.1) 0 (0) 0 (0.0) 66 (21.0)
5-14 55 (35.7) 81 (52.6) 1 (0.6) 12 (7.8) 1 (0.6) 4 (2.6) 154 (49.0)
15-28 22 (37.3) 28 (47.5) 0 (0) 5 (8.5) 1 (1.7) 3 (5.1) 59 (17.8)
29-45 13 (46.4) 12 (42.9) 0 (0) 3 (10.7) 0 (0) 0 (0.0) 28 (8.9)
>46 6 (85.7) 1 (14.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0.0) 7 (2.2)
  1. Pf = P. falciparum, Pv = P. vivax , Pm = P. malariae, Po = P. ovale, Pf + Pv = P. falciparum and P. vivax, Pf + Pm = P. falciparum and P. malariae.