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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of individuals sampled from lowland, intermediate and highland strata in Korogwe, Tanzania

From: Acquisition of antibodies to merozoite surface protein 3 among residents of Korogwe, north eastern Tanzania

Strata -Village Altitude (mASL)
(n = sample size)
P. falciparum prevalence %
(95% CI)
P. falciparum GMD
(95% CI)δ
Splenomegaly prevalence %
(95% CI)
Bednet use
%
Lowland-Mng'aza 334 (n = 66) 50.0 (37.4,62.6) 316 (173, 578) 30.8(20.0, 43.4) 24.6
Intermediate-Kwashemshi 409 (n = 121) 23.1 (16.0,31.7) 424(187, 964) 5.8(2.4, 11.6) 91.4
Highland-Magundi 638 (n = 128) 14.1 (8.6,21.3) 237 (133,421) 10.9 (6.1,17.7) 17.19
   -Kwamhanya 761(n = 86) 5.8 (1.9,13.0) 314 (63,1562) 4.7 ((1.3,11.2) 58.14
   -Vugiri 941 (n = 91) 7.7 (3.1,15.2) 2020 (271,15042) 1.1(0.3,5.9) 46.15
   Average(Highland) 780 (n = 305) 9.8 (6.7, 13.7) 409 (218, 765) 5.0 (2.8, 8.1) 37.4
  1. n = number sampled, mASL = meters above sea level, GMD = Geometric mean density, % = percentage, 95%CI = 95% confidence interval, δBased on individuals who had positive slides only