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Table 1 Fever and parasitaemia status by age group among patients presenting with a history of febrile illness at a peripheral health facility in South-western Uganda

From: Diagnosis and treatment of malaria in peripheral health facilities in Uganda: findings from an area of low transmission in south-western Uganda

Parasitaemia status Fever Age group in years P-value
   < 5 5–15 ≥ 16  
Parasitaemic Febrile1 25 (29.4%) 77 (23.6%) 289 (24.8%) P = 0.5
  Afebrile 12 (14.2%) 91 (27.8%) 300 (25.8%) P = 0.03
Aparasitaemic Febrile1 37 (43.5%) 77 (23.5%) 321 (27.6%) P = 0.001
  Afebrile 11 (12.9%) 82 (25.1%) 255 (21.9%) P = 0.05
Total (%)   85 (100%) 327 (100%) 1165 (100%)  
  1. 1Axillary temperature = 37.5°C