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Table 4 Characteristics of travellers with severe malaria reported to GeoSentinel, January 2003–June 2016 (n = 444)

From: Malaria after international travel: a GeoSentinel analysis, 2003–2016

Characteristic
Median age, years (range) 42 (1–88)
Male, n (%) 307 (69)
Travellers without pre-travel visit, n (%) (n = 429) 246 (57)
Region of exposure, n (%)
 Sub-Saharan Africa 420 (95)
 Southeast Asia 10 (2)
 South Central Asia 4 (1)
 Caribbean 3 (1)
 North Africa 2 (<1)
 Oceania 2 (<1)
 Central America 2 (<1)
 South America 1 (<1)
Reason for travel, n (%)
 VFR 187 (42)
 Business 133 (30)
 Tourism 80 (18)
 Missionarya 33 (7)
 Military 7 (2)
 Student 3 (1)
 Planned medical care 1 (<1)
Plasmodium species, n (%) (n = 124)
 P. falciparum 120 (97)
 P. vivax 2 (2)
 P. ovale 0 (0)
 P. malariae 2 (2)
Median trip duration, days (IQR) 31 (18–66)
Median days between return and presenting to a site (IQR) 11 (5–16)
Hospitalized, n (%) 402 (91)
Cerebral malaria (n) 14
Deaths (n) 12
  1. aIncludes missionaries, volunteers and aid workers