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Table 1 Prevalence of Plasmodium species from capillary and venous blood sources among malaria suspected patients attending Hamusite Health center,northwest Ethiopia from February to March 2020

From: Comparison of capillary, venous and buffy coat blood samples in detecting Plasmodium species among malaria suspected patients attending at Hamusite health center. A cross-sectional study

Variable Total examined Category Number positive Prevalence (in %)
Cummulative 210 Overall Plasmodium 61 29.0
  P. falciparum only 41 19.5
  P. vivax only 10 4.8
  Mixed infection 10 4.8
Blood Source 210 Capillary 61 29.0
  Venous 45 21.4
Capillary BF 210 Overall Plasmodium 48 22.9
  P. falciparum only 29 13.8
  P. vivax only 9 4.3
  Mixed infection 10 4.8
Venous BF 210 Overall Plasmodium 42 20.0
  P. falciparum only 23 11.0
  P. vivax only 9 4.3
  Mixed infection 10 4.8
Capillary blood BC 210 Overall Plasmodium 61 29.0
  P. falciparum only 41 19.5
  P. vivax only 10 4.8
  Mixed infection 10 4.8
Venous blood BC 210 Overall Plasmodium 45 21.4
  P. falciparum only 26 12.4
  P. vivax only 9 4.3
  Mixed infection 10 4.8
Parasite stage detected 61 Trophozoite only 44 72.1
  Schizont only 1 1.6
  Gametocyte only 2 3.3
  More than 1 stage 14 23.0
Gametocyte prevalence 210 Over all 16 7.6
  Capillary BF 15 7.1
  Venous BF 14 6.7
  Capillary blood BC 16 7.6
  Venous blood BC 15 7.1
  1. Key to abrreviations: BF = Blood Film, BC = Buffy Coat