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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of children enrolled into the study

From: Comparison of PCR-based detection of Plasmodium falciparum infections based on single and multicopy genes

Number of subjects 401
Mean age (months) 40.4 (± 19.2)*
Sex (male/female) 203/198
Mean temperature (°C) 38.4 (± 1.2)*
Mean haematocrit (%) 28 (± 3.1)*
Mean weight (Kg) 13.1 (± 3.2)*
% positive by microscopy 42.1% (169/401)
% positive by stevor PCR 71.1% (285/401)
% positive by SSUrRNA PCR 59.1% (237/401)
% positive by msa-2 PCR 50.1% (201/401)
  1. * ± Standard deviation in parentheses