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Table 1 Malaria cases and deaths by age and sex, Naxalbari, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, April 2005 - March 2006a

From: A malaria outbreak in Naxalbari, Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India, 2005: weaknesses in disease control, important risk factors

Characteristics Population Cases Deaths Case fatality ratio (%) Attack rate per 1,000
Age 0 - 4 15,216 509 0 0 33
  5 - 14 36,084 1,884 8 0.4 52
  15 - 29 42,605 2,689 3 0.1 63
  30 - 44 20,868 1,412 1 0.07 68
  45 - 59 22,317 568 3 0.5 25
  60+ 7,825 241 2 0.8 31
Sex Male 75,831 3,979 9 0.2 52
  Female 69,084 3,324 8 0.2 48
Total   144,915 7,303 17 0.2 50
  1. a Includes cases detected through active and passive case detection (See text). For a break down of the two case detection strategies, see Figure 1