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Table 5 The results of the rapid diagnostic test categorized by the level of parasitaemia as determined by microscopy

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

Parasitaemia (asexual parasites/μL) Results of rapid diagnostic test Total
  No. of positive (%) No. of negative (%)  
0 148(49.7) 150 (50.3) 298
1–99 55 (88.7) 7(11.3) 62
100–199 33(55.0) 27 (45.0) 60
200–499 57(58.8) 40 (41.2) 97
≥ 500 98(64.5) 54(35.5) 152
  1. 1Malaria case defined as: parasitaemia and axillary temperature ≥ 37.5°C 2 χ2 values calculated using log likelihood, df = 1; n.s. not significant