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Table 1 Demographics of participants and baseline diagnostic characteristics

From: Comparison of visual and automated Deki Reader interpretation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in rural Tanzanian military health facilities

Variable  
Number of participants, n 1293
Sex, n (%)
 Male 893 (69.1)
 Female 400 (30.9)
Age (years)
 Median (IQR) 21 (20–23)
Age group (years), n (%)
 0–17 139 (10.8)
 18–24 923 (71.4)
 25+ 231 (17.9)
RDT positivity rates n (%)
 By Deki Reader 777 (60.1)
 Visual interpretation 769 (59.9)
Parasitaemia infection
 Microscopy positivity rate, n (%) [95% CI] 48.4 (45.7–51.2)
 Parasite density range (asexual parasites/µl) 0–205, 120
 GMPD [asexual parasites/µl (95% CI] 3399 (2872–4022)
  1. CI, confidence interval at 95%; IQR, interquartile range; GMPD, geometric mean parasite density