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Table 2 Results of feeding mosquitoes on human blood

From: Infectious reservoir of Plasmodium infection in Mae Hong Son Province, north-west Thailand

  No. people from whose blood some mosquitoes developed oocysts No. people from whose blood no mosquitoes developed oocysts Significance of differences
  P. falciparum  
Villages 3 (23.1%) 10 (76.9%) Fisher not sig.
Clinic 11 (25.0%) 33 (75.0%)  
Observable gametocytes 6 (46.2%) 7 (53.8%) Fisher P = 0.06
No observable gametocytes 8 (18.2%) 36 (81.8%)  
Fever reported 12 (27.3%) 32 (72.7%) Fisher P = 0.32
Fever not reported 2 (15.4%) 11 (84.6%)  
  P. vivax  
Villages 7 (46.7%) 8 (53.3%) χ2 = 0.41, P = 0.52
Clinic 29 (60.4%) 19 (39.6%)  
Observable gametocytes 31 (68.9%) 14 (31.1%) χ2 = 7.3, P = 0.007
No observable gametocytes 5 (27.8%) 13 (72.2%)  
Fever reported 30 (56.6%) 23 (43.4%) Fisher P = 0.56
Fever not reported 6 (60%) 4 (40%)  
  Parasite density ( P. falciparum and P. vivax )  
<3961/μl 21 (35.9%) 38 (64.4%) χ2 = 1.30, P = 0.25
>3960/μl 29 (47.5%) 32 (52.5%)