Table 1

Prevalence of malaria among malaria suspected febrile patients who attended Dore Bafeno Health Center, southern Ethiopia, December 2010
Variables Number examined P.falciparumpositive n (%) P. vivaxpositive n (%) P. falciparum&P. vivaxpositive n (%) Total malaria positive n (%)
Age
  <5 255 28 (11.0) 57 (22.4) 3 (1.2) 88 (34.5)
  5–15 240 56 (23.3) 39 (16.3) 7 (2.9) 102 (42.5)
  >15 570 54 (9.5) 58 (10.2) 4 (0.7) 116 (20.4)
χ2 (p) 36.12 (<0.001) 26.35 (<0.001) 9.69 (0.008) 45.91 (<0.001)
Sex
  Female 522 64 (12.3) 68 (13.0) 8 (1.5) 140 (26.8)
  Male 543 74 (13.6) 86 (15.8) 6 (1.1) 166 (30.6)
χ2 (p) 0.73 (0.393) 1.95 (0.162) 0.26 (0.613) 1.83 (0.176)

Degarege et al.

Degarege et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:291   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-291

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