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Table 1 Epidemiological characteristics of malaria cases and the interval between fever onset and healthcare-seeking, between healthcare-seeking and diagnosis of cases in Shanxi Province, China from 1st January 2013 to 30th September 2018

From: Monitoring and evaluation of intervals from onset of fever to diagnosis before “1-3-7” approach in malaria elimination: a retrospective study in Shanxi Province, China from 2013 to 2018

Demographic characteristics Sub-category Number % Time taken to health-seekinga Time taken to malaria diagnosisb
Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Total   90 100 3 (1–7) 2 (0–7)
Age (years)  ≤ 30 34 38 2 (0–5) 2 (0–6)
31–50 42 46 3 (0–7) 1 (0–7)
 ≥ 51 14 16 6 (1–13) 3 (1–9)
Gender Male 85 95 3 (1–7) 1 (0–6)
Female 5 5 1 (0–2) 12 (3–13)
Occupation Outdoor workers 65 72 3 (1–7) 2 (0–7)
Indoor workers 25 28 3 (1–7) 1 (0–8)
Level of health facility reported malaria cases County 7 8 1 (0–4) 4 (2–7)
Prefecture 17 19 4 (0–7) 3 (1–8)
Provincial 66 73 3 (1–7) 1 (0–7)
Plasmodium species P. malariae 2 2 34 (30–37) 5 (3–8)
P. ovale 5 5 7 (2–13) 2 (0–7)
P. vivax 15 17 5 (1–8) 2 (1–6)
P. falciparum 64 71 2 (0–5) 2 (0–7)
Mixed-infection 4 5 5 (3–7) 0 (0–0)
Origin continent Southeast Asia 9 10 7 (5–8) 2 (0–7)
Africa 81 90 2 (0–6) 1 (0–7)
  1. aMeasured from onset of fever to healthcare-seeking
  2. bMeasured from healthcare-seeking to malaria diagnosis