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Table 1 Geographical characteristics, malaria parasitaemia and clinical profile of the study sites in the Mount Cameroon area

From: Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 block 2 gene polymorphism in field isolates along the slope of mount Cameroon: a cross – sectional study

Altitude Site Geographic coordinates Locality GMPDa
Class maslb AP UM P value
Low 135 Ombe Native 4°06’N, 9°29’E Rural 9533 39175 0.029
197 Mutengene 4°08’N, 9°30’E Semi-Rural
Interm-ediate 385 Mile 14 - Dibanda 4°11’N, 9°30’E Semi-Rural 6000 21898 <0.001
397 Mile 15 - Buea 4°11’N, 9°30’E Semi-Rural
485 Mile 16 - Bolifamba 4°13’N, 9°30’E Semi-Rural
533 Muea 4°17’N, 9°30’E Semi-Rural
575 Molyko 4°15’N, 9°29’E Semi-Urban
High 636 Tole 4°11’N, 9°24’E Rural 5464 17300 0.002
771 Soppo 4°15’N, 9°25’E Semi-Urban
976 Buea Town 4°16’N, 9°23’E Semi-Urban
p value      0.380 0.109  
  1. AP Asymptomatic parasitaemia, UM Uncomplicated Malaria
  2. aGMPD geometric mean parasite density per microliter of blood
  3. bmasl metres above sea level