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Table 1 Malaria positivity by RDTs at various health facilities in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire during the study period October 2011 to February 2012

From: Malaria burden and case management in the Republic of Congo: limited use and application of rapid diagnostic tests results

Study size and laboratory tests results Talangaï hospital (%) CSI Fleuve Congo (%) CSI Intendance (%) CSI Ndaka Soussou (%) TOTAL (%)
Children< 15 yrs 2037 263 578 412 3290
Malaria cases 159 (8) 76 (29) 108 (19) 61 (15) 404 (12)
m+/RDT+ 80 27 28 59 194
m+/RDT- 79 49 80 2 210
Mean age years (SD) 5,78±8,68 6,02±13,62 5,34±3,32 6,20±3,89 -
Range (1–15) (1–15) (1–15) (1–15)  
Pregnant women 259 143 335 13 750
Malaria cases 22 (8) 27 (19) 79 (24) 3 (23) 131 (17)
m+/RDT+ 17 6 15 3 41
m+/RDT- 5 21 64 0 90
Mean age years (SD) 24,36±7,69 26,83±14,16 24,06±4,78 26,39±2,76 -
Range (16–42) (16–39) (19–40) (21–36)  
  1. m+ microscopy positive; m- microscopy negative; RDT rapid diagnostic test.
  2. M+/RDT+ both techniques used; m+/RDT- only microscopy used.
  3. *significant difference (p=0.04) between malaria prevalence in children and pregnant women.