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Table 1 Malaria-attributable morbidity in the West Garo hill district of Meghalaya, India*

From: Persistent transmission of malaria in Garo hills of Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, north-east India

Year Population No. and (%) of blood-smears % of positive blood-smears with
P. falciparum
Annual parasite incidence
(no. of cases per 1000
population)
Annual blood examination rate (% of population checked) Death cases
   Examined Positive for malaria parasite
(parasite rate)
Positive for P. falciparum     
2001 537346 103371 8053 (7.7) 7971 98.9 14.9 19.2 15
2002 550691 110371 7108 (6.4) 7075 99.5 12.9 20.0 21
2003 563120 87753 8910 (10.1) 8862 99.5 15.8 15.5 25
2004 570492 106095 9646 (9.0) 9568 99.1 16.9 18.5 26
2005 574478 92743 8583 (9.2) 8533 99.4 14.9 16.1 20
2006 578683 131449 15203 (11.5) 15091 99.2 26.2 22.7 36
2007 606062 151639 21057 (13.8) 20914 99.3 34.7 25.0 98
2008 630068 160675 23757 (14.7) 23658 99.5 37.7 25.5 31
2009 642139 232318 43879 (18.8) 43694 99.5 68.3 36.1 67
  1. *Source, State Health Directorate of Meghalaya