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Table 3 Positives stratified by age for Kato-Katz, qPCR and CCA, for each community: Tomefa, Torgahkope/Adakope and Manheam. 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

AgeKato-KatzPCRCCAaCCAb
nPos (Prev; 95% CI)nPos (Prev; 95% CI)nPos (Prev; 95% CI)nPos (Prev; 95% CI)
Tomefa
 0–1202033 (100; 29.9–100)32 (66.7; 9.4–99.2)
 2–34224 (57.1; 41–72.3)3513 (37.1; 21.5–55.1)4237 (88.1; 74.4–96)4224 (57.1; 41–72.3)
 4–5139 (69.2; 38.6–90.9)116 (54.5; 23.4–83.3)1312 (92.3; 64–99.8)137 (53.8; 25.1–80.8)
Torgahkope/Adakope
 0–1101011 (100; 2.5–100)10
 2–3376 (16.2; 6.2–32)285 (17.9; 6.1–36.9)3732 (86.5; 71.2–95.5)376 (16.2; 6.2–32)
 4–5192 (10.5; 1.3–33.1)142 (14.3; 1.8–42.8)1917 (89.5; 66.9–98.7)192 (10.5; 1.3–33.1)
Manheam
 0–13031 (33.3; 0.8–90.6)33 (100; 29.2–100)32 (66.7; 9.4–99.2)
 2–3342 (5.9; 0.7–19.7)323 (9.4; 2–25)3428 (82.4; 65.5–93.2)346 (17.6; 6.8–34.5)
 4–5242 (8.3; 1–27)224 (18.2; 5.2–40.3)2519 (76; 54.9–90.6)257 (28; 12.1–49.4)
  1. aWith light/trace results
  2. bWithout light/trace result