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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Performance of rapid diagnostic test, blood-film microscopy and PCR for the diagnosis of malaria infection among febrile children from Korogwe District, Tanzania

Patient characteristics Total (%)
Gender
 Girls 408 (47.1)
 Boys 459 (52.9)
Age
 2–11 months 356 (41.1)
 12–35 months 370 (42.7)
 36–59 months 141 (16.3)
 Duration of fever in days, median (IQR) 2 (1–2)
 Axillary temperature ≥37.5 °C (IQR) 38.1 (37.5–38.7)
Parasite density levels per µL blood (n = 72)
 <1000 3 (4.2)
 1000–100,000 43 (59.7)
 100,000–200,000 9 (12.5)
 >200,000 17 (23.6)
  1. IQR interquartile range