Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010
Serologic Markers for Detecting Malaria in Areas of Low Endemicity, Somalia, 2008
|Characteristic||Dry season, Mar–Apr||End of wet season, Aug–Sep|
|Age, y, median (IQR)||17 (6–36)||15 (6–37)|
|Female||48.6 (573/1,178)||50.8 (573/1,128)|
|Reported regular bed net use||1.9 (22/1,158)||2.2 (25/1,128)|
|Reported fever in 14 d preceding survey||4.8 (57/1,179)||0.6 (7/1,128)|
|Temperature >37.5°C at time of survey||0.8 (10/1,177)||1.1 (12/1,124)|
|Positive rapid diagnostic test result||0 (0/1,173)||0 (0/1,106)|
|Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence†||0 (0/1,173)||0 (0/1,106)|
|P. vivax parasite prevalence†||0 (0/1,173)||0 (0/1,106)|
*IQR, interquartile range (25th−75th percentile). Values are % (no. positive/no. tested) unless otherwise indicated.
†Determined by screening 200 high-power microscopic fields.
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