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Table 2 Parasite densities and distribution in age groups

From: Description of Plasmodium falciparum infections in central Gabon demonstrating high parasite densities among symptomatic adolescents and adults

Parasite density (pf/µl)0< 10001000–9999≥ 10,000Total
Median parasite density (Pf/µl) [IQR]0223 [108–572]3483 [2295–5492]33,393 [17,190–44,111]3450 [696–12,600]
N115506445274
Young children, n (%)25 (22)6 (12)9 (14)7 (15)47 (17)
School children, n (%)22 (19)9 (18)19 (30)21 (47)71 (26)
Adolescents, n (%)23 (20)15 (30)11 (17)8 (18)57 (21)
Adults, n (%)45 (39)20 (40)25 (39)9 (20)99 (36)
  1. Pf, plasmodium falciparum; IQR, interquartile range; N, total number; n (%), number (percentage)