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Table 3 The population distribution and malaria incidence per region (2009)

From: Evaluating active roles of community health workers in accelerating universal access to health services for malaria in Palawan, the Philippines

Region Population Smear Confirmed malaria cases P. falciparum <5a (%) ABER SPR API
Total 872,390 89,290 7606 73.1 % 17.3 10.3 8.52 8.72
Northern region 334,392 23,626 488 66.0 % 11.1 7.07 2.07 1.46
Puerto Princesa City 207,119 8776 880 63.5 % 8.4 4.24 10.0 4.25
Southern region 330,879 56,888 6238 75.0 % 19.0 17.2 11.0 18.9
  1. Abbreviations: ABER annual blood examination rate, SPR slide positivity rate, API annual parasite index
  2. aThe percentage of malaria patients who were younger than 5 years of age