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Table 2 Mean values of transfusion-transmitted malaria (TTM) versus mosquito-transmitted malaria (MTM) incubation time in days

From: A systematic review of transfusion-transmitted malaria in non-endemic areas

Species TTM (95% CI) MTM (95% CI)a p valueb
P. falciparum 25.7 (7.4–43.9) 13.1 (7–27) 0.172
P. malariae 63.9 (43.5–84.4) 34.8 (27–37) 0.006
P. ovale 19.0 (11.7–26.3) 13.6 (8–31) 0.118
P. vivax 29.3 (12.3–46.2) 13.4 (11–16) 0.060
P. knowlesi c 15.5 (9.1–21.9) 10.0 (/) 0.058
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. Significance threshold p value <0.05 (in italic)
  3. aAs reported by Dover and Schultz [9]
  4. bObtained through one sample two-tailed Student’s t test, using the MTM mean value for the null hypothesis
  5. cA range of the mean incubation time for this species in humans was not available in literature, so a direct comparison of CIs was not possible