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Table 3 Prevalence of antibody reactivity to single and multiple Plasmodium spp. anti-MSP-119 by age

From: Seroepidemiology of Plasmodium species infections in Zimbabwean population

Study area Age range years (n) Overall prevalence (%) Single Plasmodium spp. response Multiple Plasmodium spp. response Single spp. anti-MSP-119 Ab responses Multiple spp. anti- MSP-119 Ab responses
Falciparum Malariae Ovale Falciparum/malariae only Falciparum/ovale only Falciparum/vivax only Malariae/ovale only Falciparum/malariae/ovale
Burma valley (n = 100) 6–9 (45) 33 (73.3) 15 (45.5) 18 (54.5) 13 (86.7) 1 (6.6) 1 (6.6) 15 (83.2) 1 (5.6) 0 1 (5.6) 1 (5.6)
10–15 (55) 28 (50.9) 15 (53.6) 13 (46.4) 11 (73.3) 2 (13.3) 2 (13.3) 11 (84.6) 1 (7.7) 0 0 1 (7.7)
Mutoko (n = 100) 5–9 (50) 16 (32) 7 (43.8) 9 (56.2) 6 (85.7) 0 1 (14.3) 3 (33.3) 2 (22.2) 0 2 (22.2) 2 (22.2)
  10–18 (50) 15 (30) 8 (53.3) 7 (46.7) 5 (62.5) 0 3 (37.5) 3 (42.8) 0 0 1 (14.4) 3 (42.8)
Chiredzi (n = 100) 7–9 (25) 3 (12) 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 2 (100) 0 0 1 (100) 0 0 0 0
  10–16 (75) 29 (38.7) 21 (72.4) 8 (27.6) 16 (76.2) 3 (14.3) 2 (9.5) 5 (62.5) 0 1 (12.5) 0 2 (25)
  1. Values indicate the number of responders while those in parenthesis are expressed as % of responders in the respective categories
  2. n number of individuals