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Table 4 Comparison of malaria detection in capillary and venous blood—GFP assay (n = 66)

From: Comparison of capillary and venous blood for malaria detection using two PCR-based assays in febrile patients in Sierra Leone

Marker    p-value for McNemar’s χ2 test
Plasmodium spp. Capillary 0.371 (χ2 = 0.800)
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 36 4 40
Negative 1 25 26
Total 37 29 66
P. falciparum Capillary 0.617 (χ2 = 0.250)
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 29 1 30
Negative 3 33 36
Total 32 34 66
P. vivax/P. ovale Capillary  
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 4 0 4
Negative 0 62 62
Total 4 62 66
Any malaria marker Capillary 0.617 (χ2 = 0.250)
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 37 3 40
Negative 1 25 26
Total 38 28 66