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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population from November 2018 through January 2020

From: Relationships between test positivity rate, total laboratory confirmed cases of malaria, and malaria incidence in high burden settings of Uganda: an ecological analysis

Age group Characteristic MRC
Awach Lalogi Opia Lumino Lobule
All ages Total visits to outpatient departments 40,445 38,549 20,671 26,343 23,731
Visits with malaria suspected (% total visits) 23,739 (58.7) 24,273 (63.0) 17,432 (84.3) 22,669 (86.1) 21,819 (91.9)
RDT or microscopy done (% suspected) 22,828 (96.2) 24,246 (99.9) 17,420 (99.9) 22,577 (99.6) 21,818 (100)
Tested using RDT (% tested) 21,815 (95.6) 23,458 (96.7) 17,407 (99.9) 21,829 (96.7) 20,694 (94.8)
Positive malaria test (% tested) 16,872 (73.9) 16,521 (68.1) 12,170 (69.9) 13,510 (59.8) 16,867 (77.3)
Age < 5 years Total visits to outpatient departments 7561 8140 3717 5917 5300
Visits with malaria suspected (% total visits) 5222 (69.1) 5778 (71.0) 3214 (86.5) 5503 (93.0) 5090 (96.0)
RDT or microscopy done (% suspected) 5002 (95.8) 5772 (99.9) 3214 (100.0) 5476 (99.5) 5089 (100)
Tested using RDT (% tested) 4777 (95.5) 5510 (95.5) 3212 (99.9) 5133 (93.7) 4339 (85.3)
Positive malaria test (% tested) 3858 (77.1) 4428 (76.7) 2265 (70.5) 4058 (74.1) 4263 (83.8)