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Table 1 Demographic data of P. falciparum positive study participants by laboratory test

From: Detection of high prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2/3 gene deletions in Assosa zone, Ethiopia: implication for malaria diagnosis

Variables Number of positive samples by Laboratory test
qPCR Microscopy PfHRP2 RDT
No (%) No (%) No (%)
Sex
 Male 96 (44.0) 62 (64.6) 66 (68.8)
 Female 122 (56%) 69 (56.6) 66 (54.1)
P-value*٭   P = 0.230 P = 0.028
Age groups
 5–14 56 (25.7) 42 (75.0) 43 (76.8)
 15–24 81 (37.2) 50 (61.7) 47 (58.0)
 25–34 47 (21.6) 23 (48.9) 23 (48.9)
 35–44 19 (8.7) 9 (47.4) 11 (57.9)
 45–57 15 (6.9) 7 (46.7) 8 (53.3)
P value   P = 0.038 P = 0.051
Study site
 Sherkole 94 (43.1) 63 (67.0) 63 (67.0)
 Bambasi 66 (30.3) 43 (65.2) 46 (69.7)
 Kurmuk 42 (19.3) 20 (47.6) 19 (45.2)
 Assosa 16 (2.8) 5 (31.3) 4 (25.0)
P value   P = 0.013 P = 0.001
  1. No Number, % percent, Pf Pos P. falciparum Positive
  2. *٭Statistically significant at p-value less than 0.05
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