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Table 3 Mean parasitemia and multiplicity of infection of Plasmodium falciparum msp2 gene stratified by age group (n = 52)

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

Age (years) n (%) Parasite density
(parasite/µL)
Mean MOI
 < 10 13 (25.0) 12,382 1.00
10–18 14 (26.9) 4754 1.50
 > 18 25 (48.1) 4986 1.12
  1. n  number of malaria cases, MOI  multiplicity of infection
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