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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Dynamics of anti-MSP3 and Pfs230 antibody responses and multiplicity of infection in asymptomatic children from southern Ghana

  February March April May
Obom Abura Obom Abura Obom Abura Obom Abura
Children, n 75 65 62 59 60 54 62 55
Male, n (%) 35 (46.7) 29 (44.6) 28 (45.2) 25 (42.4) 25 (41.7) 25 (46.3) 28 (45.2) 25 (45.5)
Median age (IQR) 9 (8–10) 9.5 (9–11) 9 (8–10) 9 (8.5–10) 9 (8–10) 10 (9–11) 9 (8–10) 9 (8.5–10)
Micro. positive 34 7 27 0 33 2 8 0
PD GM (95% CI) 441.8 (295.3–660) 321.7 (95.91–1079) 693.6 (420.2–1145) 0 712.6 (474.3–1071) nd 155.4 (101.5–237.9) 0
  1. Abbreviations: n number, IQR interquartile range of age in years, Micro. positive number of children positive for P. falciparum by microscopy, PD parasite density/μl; GM (95% CI), geometric mean with 95% confidence interval in parentheses; nd only two samples were positive