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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the subjects.

From: Towards a precise test for malaria diagnosis in the Brazilian Amazon: comparison among field microscopy, a rapid diagnostic test, nested PCR, and a computational expert system based on artificial neural networks

  Passive case detection Active case detection
Number of participants 311 380
Age - years - median (range) 33.5 (4-65) 29.6 (10-72)
Male 188 (60.45%) 245 (64.47%)
Time of residence in the area - years - median (range) 6 (0.5-25) 14 (0.530)
Number of patients who reported previous malaria infections 303 (97.43%) 368 (96.84%)
Number of previous malaria infections reported - mean (range) 5 (0-12) 13.5 (9-45)