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Table 2 Community prevalence of lymphatic filariasis either using microscopy or immunochromatographic test kit

From: Transmission indices and microfilariae prevalence in human population prior to mass drug administration with ivermectin and albendazole in the Gomoa District of Ghana

Study community Microscopy Immunochromatographic test kit
No. screened Male ♂ Female ♀ No. positive ♂ No. positive ♀ Mf density range Mean mf density Mf prevalence (%) No. screened Male ♂ Female ♀ No. positive ♂ No. positive ♀ Mf prevalence (%)
Amanful 44 18 26 0 0 0 0 0 44 18 26 0 0 0
Ayesuano 52 34 18 1 0 60 60 1.92 52 34 18 4 0 7.69
Dago 442 216 226 14 7 10–5010 480 4.75 362 171 191 24 13 10.22
Fawomanyo 53 37 16 2 0 30–140 85 3.77 53 37 16 2 0 3.77
Hwida 100 53 47 11 1 10–3230 1118 12 100 53 47 17 5 22
Kyiren 120 41 79 0 0 0 0 0 120 41 79 0 0 0
Mampong 50 22 28 4 3 20–550 207 14 50 22 28 4 3 14
Obiri 80 43 37 0 0 0 0 0 80 43 37 2 1 3.75
TOTAL 941 464 477 32 11 0–5010 243.75 4.57 861 419 442 53 22 8.71
  1. Mf microfilariae