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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of suspected malaria patients

From: Evaluating the potential of using urine and saliva specimens for malaria diagnosis in suspected patients in Ghana

Demographic variables Overall (n = 706) Kotoku (n = 161) Mayera (n = 107) Oduman (n = 250) Pokuase (n = 188)
Gender
 Females n (%) 405 (57.3%) 90 (55.9%) 71 (66.3%) 135 (54.0%) 108 (57.4%)
 Males n (%) 301 (42.7%) 71 (44.1%) 36 (33.7%) 115 (46.0%) 80 (42.5%)
Age (years)
 1–10 225 (31.8%) 50 (31.0%) 19 (17.7%) 102 (40.8%) 54 (28.7%)
 11–20 152 (21.5%) 36 (22.3%) 53 (49.5%) 43 (17.2%) 20 (10.6%)
 21–30 107 (15.1%) 17 (10.5%) 17 (15.9%) 20 (8.0%) 53 (28.2%)
 31–40 108 (15.3%) 27 (16.7%) 10 (9.3%) 41 (16.4%) 30 (15.9%)
 41–50 72 (10.2%) 9 (5.6%) 8 (7.4%) 31 (12.4%) 24 (12.7%)
 Above 50 42 (5.9%) 22 (13.6%) 0 (0.0%) 13 (5.2%) 7 (3.7%)
  1. Kotoku Kotoku Health Centre, Mayera Mayera Health Centre, Oduman Oduman Health Centre, Pokuase Pokuase Health Centre