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Table 4 Estimated (mean and 95% uncertainty interval) true malaria prevalence and diagnostic methods’ sensitivity and specificity by country

From: True malaria prevalence in children under five: Bayesian estimation using data of malaria household surveys from three sub-Saharan countries

Parameter DRC Uganda Kenya
True prevalence 0.20 (0.17–0.23) 0.22 (0.09–0.32) 0.01 (0.00–0.03)
RDT, sensitivity 0.92 (0.90–0.94) 0.84 (0.69–0.94) 0.78 (0.63–0.90)
RDT, specificity 0.86 (0.83–0.88) 0.86 (0.76–0.95) 0.92 (0.91–0.94)
Microscopy, sensitivity 0.90 (0.78–0.98) 0.61 (0.41–0.81) 0.77 (0.63–0.89)
Microscopy, specificity 0.95 (0.92–0.97) 0.93 (0.85–0.98) 0.96 (0.95–0.98)
  1. RDT rapid diagnostic test, DRC the Democratic Republic of the Congo