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Table 2 Socio-demographic, clinical characteristics of patients with malaria in three low-endemic settings of Myanmar, 2016

From: “Alert-Audit-Act”: assessment of surveillance and response strategy for malaria elimination in three low-endemic settings of Myanmar in 2016

Characteristics All malaria Malaria NIC information available Malaria NIC information not available p value
n (%)a n (%)b n (%)b  
Total   959   312   647   
State/region Yangon 52 (5.4) 52 (100) 0 (0)  
  Bago-East 414 (43.2) 75 (18.1) 339 (81.9)  
  Mon 493 (51.4) 185 (37.5) 308 (62.5)  
Age (years) 0–14 157 (16.4) 59 (37.6) 98 (62.4) 0.17
  ≥ 15 802 (83.6) 253 (31.5) 549 (68.5)  
Sex Male 723 (75.4) 238 (32.9) 485 (67.1) 0.72
  Female 236 (24.6) 74 (31.4) 162 (68.6)  
  Pregnantc 5 (2.1) na     
Type of healthcare provider Basic health staff 745 (77.7) 271 (36.4) 474 (63.6) < 0.001
Village health volunteer 214 (22.3) 41 (19.2) 173 (80.8)  
Malaria speciesd Plasmodium vivax 436 (55.0) 171 (39.2) 265 (60.8) 0.99
Plasmodium falciparum 321 (40.5) 126 (39.3) 195 (60.7)  
  Mixed 35 (4.4) 15 (42.9) 20 (57.1)  
  Plasmodium ovale 1 (0.1)     
Severity Uncomplicated 927 (96.7) na   na   
  Complicated 32 (3.3) na   na   
  1. NIC case notification, investigation, and investigation; Mixed both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax positive; na information not available
  2. aColumn percentage
  3. bRow percentage
  4. cPercentage among total female
  5. dData for 166 patients among all malaria is not available