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Table 3 Prevalence of infection (%) as detected by PCR, according the age group, case detection method and sampling period.

From: Epidemiological characterization of Plasmodium falciparum in the Republic of Cabo Verde: implications for potential large-scale re-emergence of malaria

Sampling period   1998/2000 2003
Age group 0–4 5–14 >14 0–4 5–14 >14
Case detection method PCD 14 (n = 7) 55 (n = 29) 31 (n = 29) 0 (n = 25) 0(n = 10) 10 (n = 31)
  ACD 2 (n = 63) 3 (n = 166) 1 (n = 29) 0 (n = 28) 4 (n = 93) 5 (n = 137)
  Total 3 (n = 70) 14 (n = 138) 5 (n = 195) 0 (n = 53) 4 (n = 103) 6 (n = 168)
  1. PCD – Passive Case Detection; ACD – Active Case Detection.