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Table 2 Weighted Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence according to the rapid diagnostic test and thick film microscopy among healthy children in northern Uganda

From: Age and geographic patterns of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in a representative sample of children living in Burkitt lymphoma-endemic areas of northern Uganda

   Thick film microscopy Total
Negative Positive
RDT Negative 44.1% (n = 561) 1.1% (n = 12) 45.2% (n = 573)
Positive 12.6% (n = 141) 42.3% (n = 429) 54.8% (n = 570)
  Total 56.6% (n = 702) 43.4% (n = 441) 100% (N = 1143) (Nweighted = 585,762)
  1. Seven subjects who failed malaria testing were excluded from further analysis. The percentages in each cell are weighted back to the population of size 585,762; the numbers in parentheses are the numbers of individuals those percentages are based on