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Table 2 Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate (PfPR) and density among the outpatients attending health centres in the three altitudinal study sites

From: Distribution of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes and malaria-attributable fraction of fever episodes along an altitudinal transect in Western Cameroon

   Plasmodium falciparum infections*  
Localities (Altitude) Number of outpatients examined Asexual parasite prevalence Sexual parasite prevalence Mixed infections Overall parasite prevalence
(MD ± SD) (MD ± SD) (No of patients) (MD ± SD)
Santchou (750 m) 677 36.19%a 2.07%a 1.03% 38.26%a
(14569 ± 1786) (25.4 ± 5.5) (n =7) (14597 ± 2407)
Dschang (1400 m) 2428 25.04%b 0.45% a 0.33% 25.49%b
(11553 ± 1548) (44.0 ± 3.2) (n =8) (11599 ± 1868)
Djuttitsa (1965 m) 736 19.16%c 1.08% a 0.00% 20.24%c
(6234 ± 1425) (26.0 ± 2.9) (n =0) (6262 ± 1125)
Total 3841 25.88% 0.86% 0.39% 26.74%
(14954 ± 3835) (29.4 ± 3.7) (n =15) (14983 ± 3845)
  1. MD: Mean density, SD: Standard deviation.
  2. *: Numbers in the same column sharing different letter superscripts (a, b or c) differ significantly (p < 0.05).