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The Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate (PfPR) is a commonly reported index of …


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Table 02
- Standardizing estimates of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate

Algorithm Parameters

b
The slope, the rate that PfPR approaches the plateau (1.8 y-1)
P'
PfPR in older children; the plateau (Variable)
α
The age when PfPR begins to decline (≈ 9.5 years)
1-s
The asymptotic sensitivity of microscopy (1-s ≈ 36%)
c
The rate that PfPR declines with age, after age α (0.07 y-1)

The parameter names and interpretations in the algorithm based on the modified Pull & Grab equations.


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