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Table 2 Characteristics of children screened for malaria infection during three different seasons in three epidemiological strata in Mauritania, 2011–2013

From: Malaria in three epidemiological strata in Mauritania

Characteristics Sahelian zone Sahelo-Saharan zone Saharan zone
Number of children 1056 1330 1059
Age
 mean ± SD, range (year) 5.1 ± 2.3 (2–9) 5.0 ± 2.4 (2–9) 4.7 ± 2.4 (2–9)
 2 to  <5 years old (n, %) 434 (41.1) 530 (39.8) 544 (51.4)
 5–9 years old (n, %) 622 (58.9) 800 (60.2) 515 (48.6)
 Sex ratio (M/F) 0.96 1.0 1.1