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Table 2 Malaria parasite density among malaria positive individuals stratified by season, sex, age group, and fever category

From: High malaria parasitemia among outpatient febrile children in low endemic area, East-Central Tanzania in 2013

Variable Level Parasite density
Low  % (n) Moderate  % (n) High  % (n) Hyper  % (n)
Overall na 11.8% (17) 16.7% (24) 69.4% (100) 2.1% (3)
Season Dry 6.9% (10) 11.1% (16) 30.6% (44) 0.0% (0)
Rainy 4.9% (7) 5.6% (8) 38.9% (56) 2.1% (3)
Sex Female 3.5% (5) 6.3% (9) 32.6% (47) 0.7% (1)
Male 8.3% (12) 10.4% (15) 36.8% (53) 1.4% (2)
Age group < 5 years 7.6% (11) 10.4% (15) 39.6% (57) 2.1% (3)
≥ 5 years 4.2% (6) 6.3% (9) 29.9% (43) 0.0% (0)
Fever category Mild 6.9% (10) 10.4% (15) 45.8% (66) 1.4% (2)
Moderate 4.9% (7) 6.3% (9) 19.4% (28) 0.7% (1)
High 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 4.2% (6) 0.0% (0)