Skip to main content

Table 2 Comparison of malaria parasite positivity by District and RDTs, microscopy and PCR techniques

From: Performance evaluation of the highly sensitive histidine‐rich protein 2 rapid test for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in North-West Tanzania

District Parasite prevalence P-value
SD Pf,%(n/N) HS Pf,%(n/N) Microscopy,% (n/N) PCR,% (n/N)
Magu 37.8 (56/148) 43.2 (64/148) 30.4 (45/148) 51.4 (76/148) 0.0002
Geita TC 20.6 (22/107) 29 (31/107) 20.6 (22/107) 42.1 (45/107) 0.0028
Geita DC 22.5 (32/142) 26.1 (37/142) 13.5 (20/142) 38.0 (54/142)  < 0.0001
Total 27.7 (110/397) 33.3 (132/397) 21.9 (87/397) 44.1 (175/397)  < 0.0001