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Table 2 Summary of attendance, testing and malaria positivity by region, December 2012–November 2013

From: Pregnant women and infants as sentinel populations to monitor prevalence of malaria: results of pilot study in Lake Zone of Tanzania

Characteristic Pregnant women Infants aged 9–12 months
Kagera Mara Mwanza Total Kagera Mara Mwanza Total
Number of participants attending clinic 16,844 9177 25,446 51,467 13,798 8050 13,307 35,155
Number tested 8283 6701 6200 21,184 4823 5619 2688 13,130
Proportion of participants tested (%) 49.2 73.0 24.4 41.2 35.0 69.8 20.2 37.3
Number positive 1158 782 733 2673 668 417 360 1445
Malaria positivity: % (95 % CI) 14.3 (11.9, 16.8) 11.5 (8.4, 14.7) 11.9 (10.2, 13.6) 12.8 (11.3, 14.3) 13.7 (11.1, 16.3) 7.5 (5.2, 9.8) 13.1 (10.5, 15.8) 11.0 (9.5, 12.5)