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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients in RDT positive, negative and faint test band

From: The correlation between malaria RDT (Paracheck pf.®) faint test bands and microscopy in the diagnosis of malaria in Malawi

  RDT positive (%) n = 113 RDT negative (%) n = 254 Faint test band (%) n = 21
Sex
 Male 64 (56.6%) 92 (36.2%) 6 (28.6%)
 Female 49 (43.4%) 162 (63.8%) 15 (71.4%)
Age range
  < 5 years 65 (57.5%) 82 (32.3%) 4 (19%)
 6–15 years 30 (26.5%) 34 (13.4%) 6 (28.6%)
  > 16 years 18 (16.0%) 138 (54.3%) 11 (52.4%)
Fever (>37.5°) 21 (18.6%) 19 (7.5%) 0