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Table 2 Parasitological characteristics of study participants by season

From: Increased investment in gametocytes in asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections in the wet season

  dry
N = 1116
wet
N = 1743
 
Parasitological data    P value
 Parasite prevalence 151/1116 (13.5%) 305/1743 (17.5%) 0.0047*
 Geometric mean parasite density 7.29 [4.18–12.7] 8.98 [5.92–13.6] 0.5620
 Proportion subpatent infections (< 100 parasites/μL) 111/151 (73.5%) 218/305 (71.5%) 0.6483
 Population gametocyte prevalence 51/1116 (4.6%) 68/1743 (3.9%) 0.3826
 Proportion gametocyte positive infections 51/151 (33.8%) 68/305 (22.3%) 0.0086*
 Geometric mean pfs25 density 1.05 [0.76–1.46] 3.46 [2.00–5.97] < 0.0001*
  1. Data for both sites combined. Numbers in brackets are 95% confidence intervals; asterisk (*) indicate significant at P < 0.05; densities are determined using T-test; and differences in prevalence using the Chi-Square test