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Table 2 Duration between onset of malaria symptoms and diagnosis and diagnosis and reporting in China, 2013–2017

From: Imported malaria cases in former endemic and non-malaria endemic areas in China: are there differences in case profile and time to response?

  Number of cases Former malaria endemic areas Number of cases Non malaria endemic areas P value
Median IQRa Median IQRa
Time from onset to diagnosis
Total 15 965 3.54 (1.63–6.63) 643 4.42 (2.42–10.46) 0.03
 Township 1023 2.75 (1.67–4.67) 1 0.42 (0.42–0.42)  
 County 6568 2.71 (1.42–5.46) 20 1.96 (0.74–5.21)
 Prefecture and above 7270 4.38 (2.33–7.83) 438 4.42 (2.46–9.47)
 Private hospital 232 3.48 (1.59–5.53) 4 3.58 (2.7–6.06)
 Provincial 804 4.48 (2.38–8.66) 177 4.63 (2.44–13.46)
 POEb 68 2.65 (0.64–5.67) 3 1.58
Time from diagnosis to report
Total 15 965 0.05 (0.00–0.5) 643 0.07 (0.00–0.73)  
 Township 1023 0.06 (−0.46–0.25) 1 0.96 (0.96–0.96)  
 County 6568 0.07 (0.00–0.58) 20 −0.4 (− 0.58–0.13)
 Prefecture and above 7270 0.05 (−0.46–0.56) 438 0.49 (0.04–0.92)
 Private hospital 232 0.16 (0.05–0.69) 4 0.37 (−0.52–0.84)
 Provincial 804 −0.5 (−0.67–0.33) 177 −0.54 (− 0.63–-0.38)
 POEb 68 −0.5 (−0.63–0.42) 3 −0.58
  1. -Not applicable
  2. aIQR: Interquartile range;
  3. bPOE: Point of Entry at the customs