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Table 1 Participants’ and malaria parasites characteristics (n = number of cases)

From: Diagnostic performance of CareStart™ malaria HRP2/pLDH test in comparison with standard microscopy for detection of uncomplicated malaria infection among symptomatic patients, Eastern Coast of Tanzania

Characteristics n (%)
Gender
 Male 451 (46)
 Female 529 (54)
Median age (years)
 Median (IQR) 6 (3–18.5)
Age group (years)
 < 5 394 (40.1)
 5–18 343 (35)
 > 18 244 (24.9)
Pregnant women 74 (7.5)
Use of insecticide-treated bed nets
 Yes 894 (91.3)
 No 86 (8.7)
Mean Hb level (g/dl)
 Mean ± SD 10.5 ± 1.7
Hb level distribution (g/dl)
 < 6 13 (1.3)
 6–11.5 776 (79.2)
 > 11.5 191 (19.5)
Mean body temperature (°C)
 Mean ± SD 37.8 ± 1.4
Category of body temperature (°C)
 < 37.5 337 (34.4)
 ≥ 37.5 643 (65.6)
Plasmodium species
 Pf 487 (95.5)
 Non-Pf (pan) 13 (4.6)
Geometric mean parasite density per μl 2921
Parasite density distribution (parasites/μl)
 < 1000 40 (7.8)
 1000–10,000 120 (23.6)
 > 10,000 350 (68.6)