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Table 4 Comparison of prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of blood slide microscopy and Rapid Diagnostic Test (ParaScreen) by species detected (N = 11,504)

From: Evaluation of light microscopy and rapid diagnostic test for the detection of malaria under operational field conditions: a household survey in Ethiopia

Species Prevalence Sensitivity Specificity
  Positive by BS % Positive by RDT % % 95%CI % 95%CI
Pf or mixed (by BS) Vs. Pf/Pan (by RDT) 2.5 2.1 51.4 (45.4–57.5) 99.0 (98.8–99.2)
Non-Pf (by BS) Vs. Pan only (by RDT) 1.6 1.1 30.7 (24.1–38.0) 99.4 (99.2–99.5)
All species 4.1 3.3 47.5 (42.8–52.2) 98.5 (98.3–98.7)
  1. BS, blood slide; Pf, Plasmodium falciparum; RDT, rapid diagnostic test