Skip to main content

Table 2 Estimated coefficients for variables affecting duration of persistent positivity

From: How long do rapid diagnostic tests remain positive after anti-malarial treatment?

Variable β
Mean Standard deviation
Age
 Child 0.47259 0.34271
 Unknown − 0.17405 0.34302
 Adult − 0.31372 0.35144
RDT type
 HRP2 0.92519 0.33919
 pLDH − 1.04777 0.33905
 Combination 0.10741 0.34083
Drug type
 ACT 0.25571 0.41472
 Non-ACT − 0.27088 0.41472
Year of study
 1990–1995 − 0.32517 0.29396
 1996–2000 − 0.0111 0.26762
 2001–2005 0.36172 0.26733
 2006–2010 − 0.08271 0.26692
 2011–2013 0.04209 0.26782
  1. Higher coefficient values correspond to a lower hazard function and thus increased probability of a longer duration of persistent RDT positivity