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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics, household environment and malaria prevention and treatment practices

From: Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum isolates lacking the histidine rich protein 2 gene among symptomatic malaria patients in Kwilu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Characteristic n % Median IQR
Sex (n = 678)     
 Female 391 57.7   
 Male 287 42.3   
Health Zone (n = 684)     
 Bandundu 197 28.8   
 Kikwit-Nord 362 52.9   
 Kikwit-Sud 125 18.3   
Age in years (n = 680)    9 3–26
 < 5 245 36.0   
 > 5 435 64.0   
Household Size (n = 684)    6 5–8
Household environment (n = 684)     
 Mosquito breeding sites 600 87.7   
 LLIN ownership 439 64.2   
 LLIN utilisation 340 49.7   
Malaria prevention and treatment practices     
 Prior drug intake (n = 684) 220 32.2   
 Malaria drug taken (n = 220)     
 Quinine 89 13.0   
 Sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine 42 6.1   
 Artemether–lumefantrine 33 4.8   
 Artesunate 14 2.0   
 Arteether 13 1.9   
 Artemether 12 1.8   
 Arteether-artemotil 10 1.5   
 Amodiaquine 4 0.6   
 Artesunate-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine 2 0.3   
 Plant extract 1 0.1   
  1. For the variable sex, less than 1% information is missing (six entries). For the variable age, less than 1% information is missing (four entries)
  2. Malaria drug taken includes only individuals who reported malaria drug intake at least one week before the survey
  3. IQR Inter quartile range, LLIN Long lasting insecticidal net