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Table 5 Agreement of participants with reference readers for negative and positive slides based on experience

From: Performance evaluation of laboratory professionals on malaria microscopy in Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia

Agreement of participants with reference readers
Slide characteristics Participants <2 years of experience Participants ≥2 years of experience
Negative slides 87.5% 94.6%
P.vivax at low density 50% 64.3%
P.falciparum at low density 12.5% 23.2%
Mixed* 25% 37.5%
  1. *Both P.vivax and P.falciparum.