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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study population

From: Concurrence of CareStart™ Malaria HRP2 RDT with microscopy in population screening for Plasmodium falciparum infection in the Mount Cameroon area: predictors for RDT positivity

Parameter Total
% (N) 100 (491)
Sex
 Male 44.4 (218)
 Female 55.6 (273)
Age groups (years)
 ≤ 4 43.6 (214)
 5–8 39.1 (192)
 ≥ 9 17.3 (85)
Mean age ± SD in years 5.20 ± 3.25
Mean temperature ± SD in °C 36.37 ± 0.77
Fever status
 Pyrexia (≥ 37.5 °C) 3.7 (18)
 Normal (< 37.5 °C) 96.3 (473)
Educational level of parent/caregiver
 No formal education 12.0 (39)
 Primary 51.8 (169)
 Secondary 31.6 (103)
 Tertiary 4.6 (15)
Mosquito bed net use
 Yes 62.3 (306)
 No 37.7 (185)
Malaria parasite prevalence by microscopy 27.7 (136)
Malaria parasite prevalence by RDT 39.7 (195)
Geometric mean parasite density (range) 187 (70–1162)
Prevalence of anaemia 72.7 (357)