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Table 5 Comparison of malaria detection in capillary and venous blood – MMSR assay (n = 110)

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 0.264 (χ2 = 1.250)
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 22 13 35
Negative 7 68 75
Total 29 81 110
P. falciparum Capillary 0.814 (χ2 = 0.0556)
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 28 9 37
Negative 9 64 73
Total 37 73 110
P. vivax Capillary  
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 0 0 0
Negative 0 110 110
Total 0 110 110
Any malaria marker Capillary 0.814 (χ2 = 0.0556)
Venous   Positive Negative Total
Positive 31 9 40
Negative 9 61 70
Total 40 70 110