# Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the studied population (N = 1100)

Variable %(n)
Sites Bondo Hai TPC Total
n = 549 n = 240 n = 311 N = 1100
Sex Male 37.3 (205) 32.9 (79) 45.7 (142) 38.7 (426)
Female 62.7 (344) 67.1 (161) 54.3 (169) 61.3 (674)
Age Adults 56.6 (311) 21.7 (52) 19.0 (59) 38.4 (422)
Children 43.4 (238) 78.3 (188) 81.0 (252) 61.6 (678)
Total Malaria (mRDT)
Positive 8.6 (47) 0 (0) 16.1 (50) 8.8 (97)
Negative 91.4 (502) 0 (240) 83.9 (261) 91.2 (1003)
Malaria RDT n = 311 n = 52 n = 59 n = 422
*In children - Positive 14.1 (44) 0 (0) 25.4 (15) 14.0 (59)
Negative 85.9 (267) 100 (52) 74.6 (44) 86.0 (363)
Malaria RDT n = 238 n = 188 n = 252 n = 678
**In adults - Positive 1.3 (3) 0 (0) 13.9 (35) 5.6 (38)
Negative 98.7 (235) 100 (188) 86.1 (217) 94.4 (640)
aFever in children n = 267 n = 52 n = 44 n = 363
Positive 22.8 (61) 78.8 (41) 52.3 (23) 34.4 (125)
Negative 77.2 (206) 21.2 (11) 47.7 (21) 65.6 (238)
aFever in adults n = 235 n = 188 n = 217 n = 640
Positive 40.4 (95) 24.5 (46) 53.0 (115) 40.0 (256)
Negative 59.6 (140) 75.5 (142) 47.0 (102) 60.0 (384)
1. *p = 0.01
2. **p < 0.01
3. aAll malaria positive cases were excluded