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Table 2 Algorithm Parameters

From: Standardizing estimates of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate

b The slope, the rate that PfPR approaches the plateau (1.8 y-1)
P' PfPR in older children; the plateau (Variable)
α The age when PfPR begins to decline (≈ 9.5 years)
1-s The asymptotic sensitivity of microscopy (1-s ≈ 36%)
c The rate that PfPR declines with age, after age α (0.07 y-1)
  1. The parameter names and interpretations in the algorithm based on the modified Pull & Grab equations.