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Table 1 Parasite densities from Plasmodium falciparum samples and corresponding host characteristics

From: Pre-amplification methods for tracking low-grade Plasmodium falciparum populations during scaled-up interventions in Southern Zambia

  2005 2008 p-value
GMPD (/μL) 704 39 < 0.0005
[95% CI] [390–1,271] [23–68]
Parasite density (/μL) range 35–48,569 8–171
Mean axillary temperature (°C) 36.4 36.6 0.239
[95% CI] 36.2–36.6 [36.3–36.8]
Mean age (years) 9 13 0.08
[95% CI] [8.2–10.7] [5.0–21.9]
Males (%) 52 27 0.138
  1. (GMPD, geometric mean parasite density [for positives only, n = 42 and 11, respectively for 2005 and 2008]; for all samples n = 53 and 31, respectively in 2005 and 2008).