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Table 4 Sensitivity of OptiMAL-IT at different levels of peripheral P. falciparum parasitemia during different malaria transmission seasons

From: Seasonal performance of a malaria rapid diagnosis test at community health clinics in a malaria-hyperendemic region of Burkina Faso

Parasite threshold Low malaria transmission season High malaria transmission season  
N Sensitivity (95% CI) N Sensitivity(95% CI) P
[0–100] 29 10.2 (2.1-27.3) 37 45.9 (29.4-63.0) 0.001
[100–500] 76 40.7 (29.6-52.6) 91 67.0 (56.3-76.5) 0.001
[500–1,000] 41 56.0 (39.7-71.5) 66 71.2 (58.7-81.6) 0.11
[1,000-5,000] 109 82.5 (74.1-89.1) 184 90.2 (84.9-94.0) 0.05
[5,000-10,000] 37 83.7 (67.9-93.8) 114 98.2 (93.8-99.7) 0.002
> 10,000 203 97.5 (94.3-99.1) 981 98.8 (98.0-99.4) 0.24
  1. P: P value for comparison between low and high malaria transmission seasons.