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Table 4 Comparison between drug seller interpretation and the laboratory scientist repeat reading of the RDT strips, stratified by the FTA-PCR (gold standard) test result

From: Can malaria rapid diagnostic tests by drug sellers under field conditions classify children 5 years old or less with or without Plasmodium falciparum malaria? Comparison with nested PCR analysis

FTA-PCR test result Drug seller strategy proportion Laboratory scientist strategy proportion Methods agreement (%), (95% CI) κ, (95% CI)
Positive on FTA-PCR 46/57 49/57 94.7 (85.4, 98.9) 0.81 (0.61, 1.00)
Negative on FTA-PCR 117/129 123/129 92.3 (86.2, 96.2) 0.41 (0.11, 0.70)