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Table 6 Agreement among the results obtained by the techniques KK and HH and those obtained by qPCR-serum and qPCR-feces, in fecal and serum samples collected from the sampled population in the municipality of Barra Mansa/RJ - 2011

From: Evaluation of real-time PCR assay to detect Schistosoma mansoni infections in a low endemic setting

Test KK-HH Total p McNemar Kappa CI (95%)
Negative Positive
N % n % n % Minimum Maximum
qPCR-feces           
Negative 549 (90) 1 (0.2) 550 90.2 <0.001 0.110 0.008 0.212
Positive 56 (9.2) 4 (0.7) 60 9.8
Total 605 (99.2) 5 (0.8) 610 100
qPCR-serum           
Negative 560 (97.9) 4 (0.7) 564 98.6 0.549 0.145 −0.123 0.412
Positive 7 (1.2) 1 (0.2) 8 1.4
Total 567 (99.1) 5 (0.9) 572 100