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Table 1 Falciparum and non-falciparum malaria infections detected in 2526 pregnant West African women at first ANC clinic attendance

From: Non-falciparum malaria infections in pregnant women in West Africa

  Burkina Faso Gambia Ghana Mali Total
Number of women 695 604 624 603 2526
 Number of P. falciparum infections 377 65 350 189 981
 Prevalence of P. falciparum 54.2 % 10.8 % 56.1 % 31.3 % 38.8 %
 (95 % Confidence interval) (50.5, 57.9) (8.53, 13.5) (52.2, 59.9) (27.8, 35.2) (37.0, 40.8)
 Number of non-falciparum malaria infections overall 5 1 6 23 35
 Prevalence of non-falciparum malaria 0.72 % 0.17 % 0.96 % 3.81 % 1.39 %
 (95 % Confidence interval) (0.30, 1.72) (0.02, 1.17) (0.43, 2.13) (2.55, 5.68) (1.00, 1.92)
Number of mono-infections      
 P. falciparum 374 65 345 172 956
 P. malariae 0 0 0 3 3
 P. vivax 0 0 0 2 2
 P. ovale curtisi 1 0 0 1 2
 P. ovale wallikeri 1 1 1 0 3
Mixed infections      
 P. falciparum, P. malariae 0 0 1 10 11
 P. falciparum, P. ovale curtisi 1 0 1 1 3
 P. falciparum, P. ovale wallikeri 1 0 2 3 6
 P. falciparum, P. vivax 0 0 0 2 2
 P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale curtisi 0 0 1 1 2
 P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale wallikeri 1 0 0 0 1