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Table 2 Characteristics of febrile and non-febrile patients included in the study

From: Accuracy of a rapid diagnostic test on the diagnosis of malaria infection and of malaria - attributable fever during low and high transmission season in Burkina Faso

  Fever History of fever No fever
Dry season: N (%) 852 474 908
- Age: mean (SD) 11.5 (14.1) 22.2 (18.6) 22.7 (18.4)
- P. falciparum infected: n (%) 186 (21.8) 65 (13.7) 148 (16.3)
- median (IQR) parasite density 360 (120 - 2520) 360 (120 - 2760) 240 (80 - 1300)
- RDT positive: n/N tested (%) 113/400¥ (28.3) NA NA
Rainy season: N 1317 731 938
- Age (mean) 10.7 (13.4) 19.2 (17.4) 21.2 (16.8)
- P. falciparum infected: n (%) 841 (63.9) 305 (41.7) 318 (33.9)
- median (IQR) parasite density 5200 (1124 - 42400) 2720 (360 - 15730) 600 (80 - 3320)
- RDT positive: n/N tests (%) 443/650¥ (68.2) NA NA
  1. For those with any parasites.
  2. For those with axillary temperature < 37.5°C.
  3. ¥ Seven indeterminate results (four in the dry season and three in the rainy season) and one missing result (rainy season) were excluded from the denominator of N tested and from subsequent calculations of RDT accuracy