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Table 4 Blood smear microscopy at Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities: sensitivity by parasite density in the clinical algorithm + microscopy intervention arm

From: Impact of training in clinical and microscopy diagnosis of childhood malaria on antimalarial drug prescription and health outcome at primary health care level in Tanzania: A randomized controlled trial

Parasite density levels per μl blood Number of patients (N = 361) Sensitivity (%)
< 1000 63 49.2 (CI: 41.3, 57.1)
1,000 – 4,999 119 66.4 (CI: 57.9, 74.9)
5,000 – 10,0000 153 87.6 (CI: 82.4, 92.8)
> 100,000 26 96.2 (CI: 93.1, 99.2)
Total 361* 74.5 (CI: 67.6, 81.4)
  1. CI = (95% confidence interval).
  2. *934 blood smears were reviewed at reference level, 361 positive blood smears