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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of febrile children attending a primary health center in Owo, Nigeria, and malaria test results by mRDT and microscopy

From: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests for the case management of febrile children in Nigerian primary healthcare settings: a cross-sectional study

  Under 5 years Over 5 years Total
Number 134 (53.6%) 116 (46.4%) 250 (100.0%)
Mean age (SD) in years 1.90 (1.17) 9.41 (2.95) 5.52 (4.34)
Female 63 (47.0%) 52 (44.8%) 115 (46.0%)
Mean (SD) packed cell volume (%) 29.1 (5.7) 28.7 (5.8) 28.9 (5.8)
RDT positive 129 (96.3%) 114 (98.3%) 243 (97.2%)
Microscopy positive 123 (91.8%) 111 (95.7%) 234 (93.6%)
Mean (SD) parasite density in positive tests, /μL 2365 (2682) 2536 (2588) 2446 (2634)