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Table 1 Study communities: geographical and population characteristics

From: Malaria epidemiology in low-endemicity areas of the northern coast of Ecuador: high prevalence of asymptomatic infections

Locations Altitude (m.a.s.l) Average yearly rainfall (mm) Average temperature (°C) Population (inhabitants) Community type Dominant ethnicity
El Pedregal 9 2549 26.0 240 Semi-urban African–Ecuatorians
Ricaurte 20 2553 25.9 1300 Semi-urban African–Ecuatorians
La Boca 21 2474 26.0 580 Rural African–Ecuatorians
El Guadual 600 2544 25.6 250 Rural Mestizo