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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the malaria attacks during deployment (n = 44)

From: The need for preventive and curative services for malaria when the military is deployed in endemic overseas territories: a case study and lessons learned

Characteristic Number Percentage (%)
Number of attacks
One 31 83.8
Two 5 13.5
Three 1 2.7
Species
Plasmodium falciparum 10 22.7
Plasmodium vivax 6 13.6
Not recorded/do not know 28 63.7
Diagnosed by
Rapid diagnostic testing 42 95.5
Microscopy 2 4.5
Number of days from the onset of symptoms to the diagnosis of malaria
1 15 34.1
2 2 4.6
3 7 15.9
4 2 4.6
5–7 1 2.2
Not recorded 17 38.6
The number of days from diagnosis to the start of treatment
1 21 47.7
2 1 2.3
3 5 11.4
4 2 4.5
5–7 3 6.8
Not recorded 12 27.3
  1. Forty-four includes all attacks of malaria that occurred during the period of deployment