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Table 1 Age group-wise prevalence of malaria among symptomatic patients (August – September 2007)

From: The usefulness of a new rapid diagnostic test, the First Response® Malaria Combo (pLDH/HRP2) card test, for malaria diagnosis in the forested belt of central India

Age Groups (yrs) BSE* Positive P. vivax P. falciparum SPR† SfR‡ Pf%§
≤1 7 2 1 1 28.6 14.3 50.0
> 1 through 4 26 8 6 2 30.8 7.7 25.0
> 4 through 8 44 25 10 15 56.8 34.1 60.0
> 8 through 14 57 19 8 11 33.3 19.3 57.9
> 14 157 59 16 43 37.6 27.4 72.9
Total 291 113 41 72 38.8 24.7 63.7
  1. * Blood Slide Examined
  2. † Slide Positivity Rate (number of parasitaemic cases per 100 examined slides)
  3. ‡ Slide falciparum Rate (number of falciparum cases per 100 examined slides)
  4. §Plasmodium falciparum percentage (number of falciparum cases per 100 parasitaemic cases)