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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of samples (n = 300)

From: Molecular surveillance reveals the presence of pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 gene deletions in Plasmodium falciparum parasite populations in Uganda, 2017–2019

Variable Frequency Proportion (%)
Gender
 Male 156.90 52.30
 Female 143.10 47.70
Age (years)
  < 5 122.10 40.70
  ≥ 5 177.90 59.30
Region
 Eastern 170.10 56.70
 Western 129.90 43.30
Endemicity
 Low transmission 195.90 65.30
 Moderate transmission 104.10 34.70
Parasite density (μL)
  < 1000 117.00 39.00
  ≥ 1000 183.00 61.00
  1. < 5 means children under 5 years of age; ≥ 5 means children above 5 years of age. Low transmission means P. falciparum prevalence of ≤ 10% (≤ 10% PfPR), moderate transmission means (10–35% PfPR) based on WHO surveillance guidelines for malaria epidemiological stratification [38]; < 1000 and ≥ 1000 are parasite quantification counted per microlitre of blood