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Table 1 Baseline characterizes of participants in the HRP2 RDT evaluation study, Soroti Hospital, Uganda, October 2006 and September 2007

From: Operational accuracy and comparative persistent antigenicity of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a hyperendemic region of Uganda

  Cross-sectional component Longitudinal component
Characteristics Microscopy result (n = 357) Follow-up events (= 310)
  Positive (n = 139) Negatives (n = 218) Completed (n = 224) Lost (n = 86)
Female, n(%) 64(40%) 145(65%) 122(55%) 46(54)
Age in years, median (IQR) 1.0(0.8–6.0) 23(3.0–34.0) 1.3(0.8–2.0) 1.2(0.7–1.6)
Children less than 5 years, n(%) 102 (73) 61(28) All All
Temperature °C, mean (SD) 38.0(1.3) 36.8(0.9) 38.0 (1.2) 37.8 (1.2)
Anti-malarial use in previous 2 weeks 54(39%) 103(65%) 156(70) 58(67)
Parasite density/μl, geometric mean 60,074 - 31,460 29,195
Gametocytes on day-zero, n (%) 7(5%) - 9(4%) 4(5%)
Weight in kilograms, mean(SD) - - 10.0(2.7) 9.4(2.4)
  1. IQC, interquartile range: SD, standard deviation