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Table 1 Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum based on LM and PfHRP-2/pLDH RDT screening in Mawza District, Taiz Governorate, Yemen

From: Field evaluation of a PfHRP-2/pLDH rapid diagnostic test and light microscopy for diagnosis and screening of falciparum malaria during the peak seasonal transmission in an endemic area in Yemen

   LM PfHRP-2/pLDH RDT
No n % (95 % CI) n % (95 % CI)
Overall 488 52 10.7 (8.2–13.7) 160 32.8 (28.8–37.1)
Age (years)
 ≥10 424 46 10.8 (8.2–14.2) 136 32.1 (27.8–36.7)
 <10 64 6 9.4 (4.4–19.0) 24 37.5 (26.7–49.8)
Fever 48 h prior to screening
 Yes 51 45 88.2 (76.6–94.5) 48 94.1 (84.1–98.0)
 No 437 7 1.6 (1.0–3.3) 112 25.6 (21.8–29.9)
History of anti-malarial drug intake 1 week prior to the survey
 Yes 157 20 13.0 (9.0–19.0) 76 48.0 (41.0–56.0)
 No 331 32 10.0 (7.0–13.0) 84 25.0 (21.0–30.0)
  1. n number positive, CI confidence interval LM light microscopy PfHRP-2 P. falciparum histidine-rich protein-2, pLDH Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase, RDT rapid diagnostic test