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Table 3 The fraction of Plasmodium-infected patients among the symptomatic populations (MAFE) attending the health centres along the altitudinal transect

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

Localities (Altitude) Number of symptomatic patients (%) Plasmodium infections among the febrile outpatients examined  
Asexual parasite prevalence Sexual parasite prevalence Mixed infections Overall parasite prevalence (MAFE)*
(MD ± SD) (MD ± SD) (No of patients) (MD ± SD)
Santchou (750 m) 341a 71.18% 8.21% 2.32% 77.07%a
(50.37%)a (14569 ± 11786) (25.43 ± 5.49) (n =8) (14597 ± 8407)
Dschang (1400 m) 966b 74.94% 1.14% 0.21% 75.81%a
(39.78%)b (11553 ± 1548) (44.00 ± 3.23) (n =2) (11599 ± 10868)
Djuttitsa (1965 m) 169c 74.43% 4.7% 0.00% 78.13%a
(22.96%)c (6234 ± 11425) (26.00 ± 2.91) (n =0) (6262 ± 8125)
Total 1476 73.89% 3.18% 0.68% 77.07%
(38.43%) (14954 ± 13835) (29.36 ± 3.72) (n =10) (14983 ± 13845)
  1. MD: Mean density, SD: Standard deviation.
  2. *The numbers in the same column sharing different letter superscripts (a, b or c) differ significantly (p < 0.05).