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Table 4 Changes in P. falciparum gametocyte carriage rates in the 17 villages

From: Rapid and effective malaria control in Cambodia through mass administration of artemisinin-piperaquine

Age group P. falciparum gametocyte carriage rates (%)
2003.12 2004.12 2005.12 2006.6 2006.12
Children 13.1 3.1* 1.2* 0 0.8
  (N = 679) (N = 813) (N = 704) (N = 791) (N = 844)
Adults 10.2 1.4* 1.3* - 0.7
  (N = 415) (N = 796) (N = 796)   (N = 436)
Entire population 12.0 2.3* 1.2* - 0.8
  (N = 1094) (N = 1609) (N = 1070)   (N = 1280)
  1. * P < 0.01 vs the data obtained in Dec.2003 (before conducting mass treatment)
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