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Table 5 Results of diagnostic measures for malaria in the pooled case and control study populations

From: A method of active case detection to target reservoirs of asymptomatic malaria and gametocyte carriers in a rural area in Southern Province, Zambia

  Case Control P-value (Fishers Exact)
RDT +ve (%) 2/87 (2.3) 1/141 (0.7) 0.56
≤ 5 years old 0/20 (0) 1/33 (3.0) 0.434
> 5 years old 2/67 (3.0) 0/108 (0) 0.07
PCR +ve (%) 7/87 (8.0) 1/141 (0.71) 0.006
≤ 5 years old 3/20 (15.0) 1/33 (3.0) 0.145
> 5 years old 4/67 (6.0) 0/108 (0) 0.02
RT-PCR +ve (%) 2/87 (2.3) 0/141 (0) 0.145
≤ 5 years old 1/20 (5.0) 0/33 (0) 0.195
> 5 years old 1/67 (1.5) 0/108 (0) 0.202