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Table 1 Demographic and parasitological characteristics of the study population from Melka-Werer, North East Ethiopia

From: Genetic polymorphisms of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Melka-Werer, North East Ethiopia based on the merozoite surface protein-2 (msp-2) gene as a molecular marker

Characteristic Values
Sex ratio (Male/Female) 1 (26/26)
Mean age ± SD (years) 21.3 ± 14.4
Age range (years) 2–60
Age group  
 Children (< 10 years) 13 (25.0%)
 Children (10–20 years) 14 (26.9%)
 Adults (> 20 years) 22 (48.1%)
Geometric mean parasitemia (95% CI) (p/µL) 3660.8 (2768.3–4877.2)
Parasite density range (p/µL) 1000–83,200
Mean axillary temperature (95% CI) (oC) 38.1 (37.8–38.4)
Mean haemoglobin ± SD (g/dL) 11.9 ± 1.8
  1. SD standard deviation, p/µl parasite per microliter
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