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Table 1 The estimated prevalence of malaria in patients who are suspected of malaria by a clinical officer or physician at the out-patient department of the local rural hospital using local microscopy, ParaCheck Pf® and quality control microscopy.

From: Reducing malaria misdiagnosis: the importance of correctly interpreting Paracheck Pf®"faint test bands" in a low transmission area of Tanzania

Diagnostic Method

Estimated Prevalence

Local Microscopy

46.4% (95% CI = 40.6%-52.2%)

ParaCheck Pf®

(If classify faint bands as -)

1.7% (95% CI = 0.2%-3.2%)

ParaCheck Pf®

(If classify faint bands as +)

25.4% (95% CI = 20.4%-30.5%)

Quality Control Microscopy

2.1% (95% CI = 0.4%-3.8%)