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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and parasitological data of the study population at Adama and its surroundings (n = 139)

From: Detection of high frequency of MAD20 allelic variants of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 gene from Adama and its surroundings, Oromia, Ethiopia

Patient characteristics Value
Mean age (year) 27.0 ± 13.6 * (SD)
Age range (year) 1–66
Sex ratio (male/female) 95/44
Residence (urban/rural) 83/56
Travel history to malarious area 15 (11%)
Educational level
 Not attended formal education 18 (13%)
 Attended primary school 71 (51%)
 Attended secondary school and above 50 (37%)
Occupation
 Farmer 26 (19%)
 Housewife 14 (10%)
 Daily labourer 33 (24%)
 Government employee 14 (10%)
  NGO employee 2 (1.4%)
Business man 6 (4.3%)
 Student 44 (32%)
 Geometric mean of parasitic density (P/µl) of blood 5654.0
 Parasite density range (P/µl) of blood 64–104,320.0
Parasitaemia level
 50–499 P/µl of blood 9 (6.4%)
 (500–4999 P/µl of blood) 63 (45.3%)
 (5000–49,999 P/µl of blood) 63 (45.3%)
 (≥ 50,000 P/µl of blood) 4 (2.9%)