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Table 3 Parasite, fever and gametocyte clearance rate in study participants during supervised treatment and follow-up period in Chewaka district, Ethiopia

From: Therapeutic efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Chewaka District, Ethiopia

Variable Age category Follow-up days
D0 (Baseline) D1 (24 hr) D2 (48 hr) D3 (72 hr)
Parasitaemia detected, n (%)  < 15 yrs 30 (100) 12 (40.0) 9 (30.0) 0 (0.0)
 ≥ 15 yrs 50 (100) 19 (38.0) 7 (14.0) 3 (6.0)
Total 80 (100) 31(38.8) 16 (20.0) 3 (3.8)
Fever cases (≥ 37.5  °C), n (%)  < 15 yrs 24 (80) 17 (56.7) 7 (23.3) 0 (0.0)
 ≥ 15 yrs 35 (70) 21 (42.0) 4 (8.0) 2 (6.7)
Total 59 (73.8) 38 (47.5) 11 (13.8) 2 (2.5)
Gametocytes carriage, n %)  < 15 yrs 2 (6.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 ≥ 15 yrs 5 (10.0) 4 (8.0) 3 (6.0) 0 (0.0)
Total 7 (8.8) 4 (5.0) 3 (3.8) 0 (0.0)
  1. D0 Day 0, D1 Day 1, D2 Day 2, D3 Day 3, °C degree centigrade, n number of participants, yrs years, hr hour