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Table 3 Proportion seropositive for less common malarias [P. malariae Merozoite Surface Protein-1 (PmMSP-1) and P. ovale Merozoite Surface Protein-1 (PoMSP-1)], using the conservative approach to defining seropositive cut-off values, by region and age group, in malaria endemic areas of Ethiopia, 2015

From: Multiplex serology demonstrate cumulative prevalence and spatial distribution of malaria in Ethiopia

Region All ages Under 5 years
PmMSP-1 PoMSP-1 PmMSP-1 PoMSP-1
Tigray 1.1 (0.6–2.3) 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 1.1 (0.4–2.9) 0.3 (0.1–1.2)
Afar 1.3 (0.6–3.0) 0.6 (0.1–2.7) 1.8 (0.7–4.2) 0.5 (0.1–4.2)
Amhara 5.0 (3.2–7.6) 2.4 (1.8–3.3) 2.7 (1.1–6.2) 1.0 (0.3–3.1)
Oromia 6.3 (5.0–7.8) 2.0 (1.3–3.0) 5.8 (4.4–7.8) 1.8 (1.0–3.3)
Somali 1.3 (0.6–2.8) 0.1 (0.0–0.8) 1.1 (0.4–2.9) 0
Benishangul-Gumuz 2.1 (1.0–4.4) 0.7 (0.2–2.5) 1.3 (0.4–4.7) 1.5 (0.4–4.9)
Southern Nation and Nationalities People’s 4.9 (3.7–6.3) 0.6 (0.4–1.2) 4.7 (3.1–7.1) 0.7 (0.3–1.8)
Gambela 0.2 (0.1–1.1) 0.1 (0.0–0.5) 0.3 (0.1–1.2) 0
Harari 4.5 (0.6–26.4) 4.0 (0.3–33.6) 0 0
Dire Dawa 2.4 (0.7–8.0) 0.8 (0.1–5.3) 1.7 (0.3–9.9) 0
Total (%) 5.1 (4.4–6.0) 1.5 (1.1–2.0) 4.6 (3.6–5.7) 1.2 (0.8–1.9)
  1. Pm, Plasmodium malariae; Po, Plasmodium ovale