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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants

From: Household clustering of asymptomatic malaria infections in Xepon district, Savannakhet province, Lao PDR

Characteristics Total (n = 870) Positive (n = 52) Negative (n = 818)
n % n % n %
Gender
 Female 470 54.0 24 47.1 446 54.5
 Male 400 46.0 27 52.9 373 45.5
Age (years)
 <5 67 7.7 1 1.9 66 8.1
 5–14 392 45.1 25 48.1 367 44.9
 ≥15 411 47.2 26 50.0 385 47.1
Slept under a bed net last night
 Yes 863 99.2 52 100.0 811 99.1
 No 7 0.8 0 0.0 7 0.9
Worked in forest at night in the past month
 Yes 33 3.8 2 3.8 31 3.8
 No 837 96.2 50 96.2 787 96.2
Slept in forest/hut in the past month
 Yes 8 0.9 1 1.9 7 0.9
 No 862 99.1 51 98.1 811 99.1
Fever episode in the past 2 weeks
 Yes 71 8.2 4 7.7 67 8.2
 No 799 91.8 48 92.3 751 91.8
Body temperature (°C)
 ≤37 682 77.2 43 82.7 629 76.9
 >37 198 22.8 9 17.3 189 23.1
Mean (standard deviation) 36.8 (0.4) 36.8 (0.6) 36.8 (0.4)