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Table 5 Comparison between drug seller interpretation and the laboratory scientist repeat reading of the RDT strips, including cases that could not be classified by laboratory scientist

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

Drug seller interpretation of the RDT strip Laboratory scientist re-reading malaria RDT strip Methods agreement %, (95% CI) κ, (95% CI)
Positive Negative Not conclusive Total
Positive 50 8 4 62 86.9, (81.4, 91.3) 0.72, (0.61, 0.83)
Negative 5 123 9 137
Total 55 131 13 199