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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Variation of prevalence of malaria, parasite density and the multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infection throughout the year at three different health centers in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

CharacteristicsCSI « Maman Mboualé»Hôpital de MfilouLNSPP-value
Total number416259131 
Gender (F/M)207/203131/12668/63 
Groups of age (n, %)
 <5 years99 (23.8)38 (14.8)0 (0.0) 
  ≥ 5 years317 (76.2)219 (85.2)131 (100.0) 
Mean age ± ET14.5 ± 13.4928.6 ± 19.8242.31 ± 14.84 
Malaria cases (n, %)173 (41.6)62 (23.9)12 (9.2)<0.001
Geometric mean parasite density (Min-Max)2399.30 (16–164,800)1905.10 (16–100,000)189.46 (16–8720)<0.001
Multiplicity of infection
 MSP11.702.051.13<0.001
 MSP21.331.511.00<0.001
 MSP1 + 22.553.231.89<0.001