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Table 1 Parasite positivity as detected by light microscope at different socio-demographic characteristics of patients in Northwestern Tigray, Ethiopia, December 2015 to March 2016

From: Performance comparison of CareStart™ HRP2/pLDH combo rapid malaria test with light microscopy in north-western Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants   Number tested (%) Number positive (%) Number negative (%) OR 95% CI
Sex Male 181 (56.5) 20 (11.0) 161 (89.0) 1.4 0.7–2.8
Female 139 (43.4) 21 (15.1) 118 (84.9)   
Age <15 68 (21.3) 10 (14.7) 58 (85.3) 2.0 1.0–4.1
15–45 166 (51.9) 14 (8.4) 152 (91.6) 2.1 1.0–4.3
>45 86 (26.9) 17 (19.8) 69 (80.2) 2.1 1.0–4.1
Residence Rural 227 (70.9) 193 (85) 34 (15.0) 0.5 0.2–1.1
Urban 93 (29.1) 86 (92.5) 7 (7.5)