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Table 1 Comparison of general characteristics of individuals who were RDT(−) during the MIS, and either lived in a household (HH) with an RDT(+) individual (94 HH) or did not (361 HH)

From: Clustering of subpatent infections in households with asymptomatic rapid diagnostic test-positive cases in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea independent of travel to regions of higher malaria endemicity: a cross-sectional study

  RDT(+) in HH (n = 246) No RDT(+) in HH (n = 1154) All (n = 1400)
Individual characteristics    
 Age (years) 17.3 (15.5); 0.1–76 19.1 (16.9); 0–88 18.8 (16.7); 0–88
 Haemoglobin (mmHg) 12.0 (1.8); 5.7–16.9 12.3 (1.6); 5.5–18.9 12.2 (1.7); 5.5–18.9
 Slept under net the previous night 122 (49.6%) 688 (59.6%) 810 (57.9%)
 Was sick in past 14 days 12 (4.9%) 74 (6.4%) 86 (6.1%)
 Travelled off-island in past 8 weeks 50 (20.3%) 114 (9.9%) 164 (11.7%)
 Male 96 (39.0%) 495 (42.9%) 591 (42.2%)
Household characteristics    
 Household size2 7.0 (2.9); 2–15 5.5 (2.2); 2–12 5.8 (2.4); 2–15
 Proportion of household tested 0.7 (0.2); 0.1–1 0.7 (0.2); 0–1 0.7 (0.2); 0–1
 Household prevalence by RDT 0.3 (0.2); 0–2 0.0 (0.0); 0–0 0.1 (0.2); 0–2
 No screened windows 234 (95.1%) 1,101 (95.4%) 1,335 (95.4%)
 Eaves are open 93 (37.8%) 266 (23.1%) 359 (25.6%)
Community characteristics    
 Urban 193 (78.5%) 868 (75.2%) 1,061 (75.8%)
 Malabo (Urban) District 167 (67.9%) 783 (67.9%) 950 (67.9%)
 Malabo Periphery 26 (10.6%) 85 (7.4%) 111 (7.9%)
 Baney District 15 (6.1%) 70 (6.1%) 85 (6.1%)
 Luba District 26 (10.6%) 156 (13.5%) 182 (13.0%)
 Riaba District 12 (4.9%) 60 (5.2%) 72 (5.1%)
  1. 1Statistics are N (%) for categorical variables and mean ± (SD); range for continuous variables
  2. 2Household size includes all individuals who normally sleep and eat in the house
  3. 3Acronyms: RDT = rapid diagnostic test; HH = household