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Table 1 Socio-demographic distribution among the study population in Wolkite health center from 2015 to 2018

From: Trend of malaria prevalence in Wolkite health center: an implication towards the elimination of malaria in Ethiopia by 2030

Variables (n = 10,379)Number (%)Plasmodium speciesP value
Plasmodium falciparumPlasmodium. vivaxMixed infection
Sex
 Male5336 (51.1%)1588 (29.8%)3700 (%)48 (%)0.55
 Female5043 (48.3%)1456 (28.9%)3537 (70.1%)50 (1%)
Age group (years)
 < 1516 (5%)129 (25%)382 (74%)5 (1%)0.02*
 1–41817 (17.5%)476 (26.2%)1321 (72.7%)20 (1.1%)
 5–142437 (23.5%)717 (29.4%)1703 (69.9%)17 (0.7%)
 > 155609 (54%)1722 (30.7%)3831 (68.3%)56 (1%)
Residence
 Abeshge2934 (28.3%)1079 (36.8%)1826 (62.2%)29 (1%)< 0.001*
 Kebena607 (5.8%)175 (28.8%)428 (70.5%)4 (0.7%)
 Wolkite6538 (62.9%)1687 (25.8%)4791 (73.3%)60 (0.9%)
 Other300 (2.9)103 (34.3%)192 (64%)5 (1.7%)
  1. * Statistically significant at P < 0.05