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Table 1 Prevalence of the S. mansoni infections determined by the three diagnostic assays across all study areas. For all test assays; n represents the total number of participants; Pos = number positive; and Prev (95% CI) = prevalence with 95% confidence interval

From: Detecting Schistosoma mansoni infections among pre-school-aged children in southern Ghana: a diagnostic comparison of urine-CCA, real-time PCR and Kato-Katz assays

Study areaDiagnostic assay
Kato-KatzPCRPOC-CCAaPOC-CCAb
nPosPrev (95% CI)nPosPrev (95% CI)nPosPrev (95% CI)nPosPrev (95% CI)
Tomefa633555.6 (42.5–68.1)502550 (35.5–64.5)635790.5 (80.4–96.4)633657.1 (44–69.5)
Torgahkope-Adakope5858.6 (2.9–19)5048 (2.2–19.2)585187.9 (76.7–95)69811.6 (5.1–21.6)
Manheam69811.6 (5.1–21.6)601016.7 (8.3–28.5)695681.2 (69.9–89.6)581627.6 (16.7–40.9)
Total1904825.3 (19.3–32.1)1603924.4 (17.9–31.8)19016486.3 (80.6–90.9)1906031.6 (25–38.7)
  1. aWith light/trace results
  2. bWithout light/trace results