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Table 1 General and medically related characteristics of imported malaria cases

From: Management of imported malaria cases and healthcare institutions in central China, 2012–2017: application of decision tree analysis

Characteristics (n = 371)Number (%)
Gender
 Female5 (1.3)
 Male366 (98.7)
Age (years)
 Median (IQR)37 (30, 46)
Malaria parasite type of patient infection
 Plasmodium falciparum319 (86.0)
 Plasmodium ovale34 (9.2)
 Plasmodium vivax13 (3.5)
 Plasmodium malariae5 (1.3)
Rank of healthcare facilities for the initial diagnosis
 Provincial healthcare institutions120 (32.4)
 Municipal healthcare institutions74 (19.9)
 County healthcare institutions59 (15.9)
 Township health centre17 (4.6)
 Village clinic46 (12.4)
 Private clinic55 (14.8)
Initial diagnosis
 Misdiagnosis189 (50.9)
 Correct diagnosis182 (49.1)
Complications developed
 Yes117 (31.5)
 No254 (68.5)
Drug therapy
 Artemisinin351 (94.6)
 Quinine1 (0.3)
 Unknown19 (5.1)
DaysP10, P25, P50, P75, P90
Days of taking medicine (n = 320)4, 5, 7, 8, 9
Time interval between onset and initial diagnosis0, 0, 1, 2, 5
Time interval between initial diagnosis and final diagnosis0, 1, 2, 5, 8.8
Time interval between onset and final diagnosis1, 2, 4, 7, 12.8
Time interval between onset and drug therapy0, 1, 3, 6, 12