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Table 2 The distribution of malaria parasites positivity and parasites density by age and sex among 36 children with positive malaria blood slides

From: Confirmed malaria cases among children under five with fever and history of fever in rural western Tanzania

   Malaria parasite density (parasite/μl) χ2 P-value
Variable 1 - 500 501 - 1000 ≥ 1001   
Sex Female (N = 21) 10 (47.6%) 5 (23.8%) 6 (28.6%) 0.578 0.753
  Male
(N = 15)
9 (60%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%)   
Age Below 1 year
(N = 24)
11 (45.8%) 6 (25%) 7 (29.2%) 1.408 0.495
  Above 1 year
(N = 12)
8 (66.7%) 2 (16.7%) 2 (16.7%)