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Table 1 Details of the samples collected from two districts based on 2001 village census data

From: Pre-elimination stage of malaria in Sri Lanka: assessing the level of hidden parasites in the population

District Divisional Secretary's Divisions (DSD) Population in DSD Number of GN Divisions Number of samples collected Number of samples analysed by PCR
Anuradhapura Galnewa 29,989 6 255 117
  Kekirawa 76,003 6 488 217
  Rambewa 31,349 5 226 97
  Thalawa 55,247 7 330 144
  Thirappane 24,508 10 203 84
Kurunegala Alawwa 64,134 10 216 93
  Ehetuwewa 27,767 5 91 39
  Kobeigane 39,031 5 129 55
  Nikaweratiya 43,110 6 141 57
  Pannala 1,21,895 13 404 176
  Polgahawela 64,030 13 210 99
  Wariyapola 66,572 9 220 97
  Weerambugedara 33,225 6 110 47
Total 13 6,76,860 101 3023 1322
  1. Note: Families were selected using computer randomised tables by selecting 25% of the Divisional Secretary's Divisions (DSDs) within the two districts and by sampling 15% of the Grama Niladari (GN) divisions within a DSD.