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Table 4 P. falciparum infection presentation, fever status and RDT outcome

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 Number examined RDT P value
Positive % (n) Negative % (n)
P. falciparum infection
 With fever 12 100.0 (12) 0.0 (0) < 0.001***
 Without fever 124 80.6 (100) 19.4 (24)
Fever status
 Febrile 18 72.2 (13) 27.8 (5) 0.004**
 Afebrile 473 38.5 (182) 61.5 (291)
Parasite density/μL of blood
 < 200 parasites 84 73.8 (62) 26.2 (22) 0.001**
 ≥ 200 parasites 51 96.1 (49) 3.9 (2)
  1. **Statistically significant at P < 0.01, *** statistically significant at P < 0.001