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Table 1 Age distribution of patients with clinically diagnosed malaria in Namaacha and Matutuine districts, southern Mozambique (n = 31,438)

From: Should countries implementing an artemisinin-based combination malaria treatment policy also introduce rapid diagnostic tests?

AS+SP artemether-lumefantrine
Age Observed n (percentage) Age Estimated percentage Basis for calculation*
1–6 years 8,882 (28.3%) 1–5 years 23.6% As for AS+SP, less 4.7% to cater for 6 year olds
7–13 years 4,814 (15.3%) 6–8 years 9.1% As for AS+SP, plus 4.7% to include 6 year olds, minus 10.9% to exclude 9–13 year olds
14+ years 17,742 (56.4%) 9–12 years 8.7% 100% minus the other age categories' %
   13+ years 58.6% As for AS+SP, plus 2.2% to include 13 year olds
  100%   100%  
  1. * assuming even age distribution within each age category.