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Table 1 Characteristics of febrile and malaria-infected patients consulting at Kobeni health centre in Hodh Elgharbi region, southeastern Mauritania, during 2015–2017

From: Malaria epidemiology in Kobeni department, southeastern Mauritania from 2015 to 2017

CharacteristicsStudy year
2015201620172015–2017
Number12475665132326
Gender
 Female, n (%)640 (51.3)311 (54.9)287 (56.0)1238 (53.2)
 Male, n (%)607 (48.7)255 (45.1)226 (44.0)1088 (46.8)
Age group (year)
 < 5, n (%)138 (11.1)77 (13.6)44 (8.6)259 (11.1)
 5–9, n (%)192 (15.4)103 (18.2)67 (13.1)362 (15.6)
 10–14, n (%)175 (14.0)82 (14.5)68 (13.2)325 (14.0)
 ≥ 15, n (%)742 (59.5)304 (53.7)334 (65.1)1380 (59.3)
Mean axillary temperature (range) (°C)38.7 (37.5–40.9)38.8 (37.5–40.5)38.6 (37.5–40.9)38.7 (37.5–40.9)
GMPDa (asexual parasites/μl)1990186026401100
PCR-positive by age group (years)
 < 5, n (%)71 (9.0)32 (11.2)22 (7.6)125 (9.2)
 5–9, n (%)138 (17.6)53 (18.5)39 (13.5)230 (16.9)
 10–14, n (%)113 (14.4)43 (15.0)39 (13.5)195 (14.3)
 ≥ 15, n (%)464 (59.0)158 (55.2)189 (65.4)811 (59.6)
Ethno-linguistic groups
 Moorsbn (%)1101 (88.3)502 (88.6)437 (85.1)2040 (87.7)
 Black Africanscn (%)146 (11.7)64 (11.4)76 (14.9)286 (12.3)
  1. aGeometric mean of parasite density
  2. bMoors refer to ethno-linguistic group speaking Hassaniya, a Berber-influenced Arabic dialect
  3. cBlack Africans refer to ethnic groups (Pular [also known as Fulan], Soninke, Wolof and Bambara [the main ethnic group in Mali])