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Table 2 Hospital prevalence of malaria in the Buea Health district by age and sex (2011–2013)

From: The impact of mass distribution of long lasting insecticide-treated bed-nets on the malaria parasite burden in the Buea Health District in South-West Cameroon: a hospital based chart review of patient’s laboratory records

  Population # Positive cases prevalence % (95% CI) Mean parasitaemia T/µl ± (STD)
Age group (years)
 0–5 3781 1075 28.4 (27.0–29.9) 3668.7 ± 27,945.8
 6–14 2134 626 29.3 (27.4–31.3) 5357.5 ± 41,819.8
 15–21 2414 547 22.7 (21.0–24.4) 3125.3 ± 20,472.0
 22–40 5956 911 15.3 (14.4–16.2) 1777.0 ± 14,953.4
 > 40 2978 386 13.0 (11.8–14.2) 1269.5 ± 10,636.4
Sex
 Males 6383 1497 23.5% (22.4–24.5) 3520.0 ± 28,394.8
 Females 10,880 2047 18.8% (18.1–19.6) 2273.4 ± 19,739.3
Health facility
 BRH 12,774 1714 13.4% (12.8–14.0) 3499.1 ± 27,029.0
 MDH 4490 1831 40.8% (39.3–42.2) 558.5 ± 2569.1