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Table 1 Reduction in the crude prevalence of anaemia and parasitaemia among children 6-30 months of age in household and EPI-health facility surveys conducted in 2005 and 2008

From: Comparison of anaemia and parasitaemia as indicators of malaria control in household and EPI-health facility surveys in Malawi

  Household (HH) survey Health Facility (HF) surveys
  Baseline
(2005)
Follow-up
(2008)
Relative reduction
#(%)
Baseline
(2005)
Follow-up
(2008)
Relative reduction
Prevalence of anaemia (Hb<8 g/dl) in children 6-30 months;       
n/N 184/926 649/4461   299/1636 295/1909  
% (95% CI)* 18.4%
(14.9-21.8)
15.4%
(13.2-17.7)
16.1%(11
.4-18.8)
18.3%
(14.9-21.7)
15.5%
(12.7-18.2)
15%
(14.8-16.1)
Prevalence of parasitaemia in children 6-30 months;       
n/N 195/799 607/4377   464/1516 247/1871  
% (95% CI)* 18.9%
(14.7-23.2)
16.9%
(13.8-20.0)
10.7%
(6.1-13.8)
30.6%
(25.7-35.5)
13.2%
(10.6-15.8)
57%
(55.5-58.8)