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Table 1 Distribution of malaria cases by sex, distance from GGHD, altitude and Plasmodium species , southwest Ethiopia, September 2003 to August 2011

From: Dynamics of Plasmodium falciparium and Plasmodium vivaxin a micro-ecological setting, Southwest Ethiopia: effects of altitude and proximity to a dam

Variables Categories Diagnosis (species of Plasmodium ), N (%*) Total
P. falciparium P. vivax Mixed
Distance < 1 km 3,250 (45.0) 427 (18.1) 336 (39.3) 4,013 (38.4)
1 to 2 km 1,890 (26.2) 629 (26.6) 261 (30.5) 2,780 (26.6)
2 to 3 km 1,180 (16.3) 473 (20.0) 167 (19.5) 1,820 (17.4)
3 to 4 km 661 (9.2) 395 (16.7) 68 (8.0) 1,124 (10.8)
4 to 5 km 243 (3.4) 228 (9.7) 21 (2.5) 492 (4.7)
> 5 km 2 (0.03) 210 (8.9) 2 (0.2) 214 (2.1)
Altitude ≤ 1700 m 18 (0.3) 74 (3.1) 5 (0.6) 97 (0.9)
1701-1800 m 5,796 (80.2) 1,755 (74.3) 716 (83.7) 8,267 (79.2)
1801-1900 m 857 (11.9) 348 (14.7) 77 (9.0) 1,282 (12.3)
1901-2000 m 302 (4.2) 115 (4.9) 37 (4.3) 454 (4.4)
2001-2100 m 137 (1.9) 35 (1.5) 15 (1.8) 187 (1.8)
>2100 m 116 (1.6) 35 (1.5) 5 (0.6) 156 (1.5)
Age (year) < 5 651 (9.0) 258 (10.9) 85 (9.9) 994 (9.5)
5-9 968 (13.4) 345 (14.6) 114 (13.3) 1,427 (13.7)
10-14 1,098 (15.2) 370 (15.7) 116 (13.6) 1,584 (15.2)
15 + 4,509 (62.4) 1,389 (58.8) 540 (63.2) 6,438 (61.7)
Sex Male 4,032 (55.8) 1,360 (57.6) 450 (52.8) 5,842 (56.0)
Female 3,194 (44.2) 1,002 (42.4) 404 (57.2) 4,600 (44.1)
Total 7,226 (100) 2,362 (100) 855 (100) 10,443 (100)
69.2 22.6 8.2 100
  1. *Percentage within diagnosis.