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Table 4 LF prevalence in Fiji by division (positive ICT %)

From: Lymphatic filariasis in Fiji: progress towards elimination, 1997–2007

Year(s) Sampling method Sample size Division No. sites Antigen positive (ICT) % Mf positive %
1997–2001 (A survey) Convenience cluster 1443 Northern 3 14.8  
307 Central 5* 42.0  
2616 Eastern 24 20.2  
1617 Western 13 7.7  
5983 All Fiji 45 16.6  
2002 (pre-MDA survey) Convenience cluster 0 Northern    
1807 Central 25 13.9 8.1
891 Eastern 15 23.9 6.8
583 Western 8 2.1 0.2
3281 All Fiji 48 14.5 6.3
2007 (C survey) Stratified random cluster 894 Northern 8 3.0  
1431 Central 12 15.4  
3541 Eastern 37 11.1  
879 Western 8 0.9  
6745 All Fiji 65 9.5 1.4
  1. *All on Beqa island, a suspected hotspot
  2. Sources: PacELF databooks 2003 and 2006 [25, 26], The PacELF way [9], WHO Fiji office records