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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: Extensive diversity in the allelic frequency of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface proteins and glutamate-rich protein in rural and urban settings of southwestern Nigeria

  Number examined
n = 511 (%)
Number positive
n = 309 (%)
p value
Study sites
 Rural 365 (100.0) 250 (68.5) < 0.001*
 Urban 146 (100.0) 59 (40.4)  
Sex
 Male, (%) 301 (100.0) 188 (62.5) 0.271
 Female, (%) 210 (100.0) 121 (57.6)  
Age (months)
 Range 3–59 3–59
 Mean 26.4 ± 15.7 29.4 ± 15.3 < 0.001*
Mean parasite density
 Rural (range) ± SD 2.67E4 (113E3–360E3) ± 52,099 0.383
 Urban (range) ± SD 3.50E4 (76E3–331E3) ± 76,180
  1. * Significant p < 0.05