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Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004

Research

Alert Threshold Algorithms and Malaria Epidemic Detection

Hailay Desta Teklehaimanot*, Joel Schwartz*, Awash Teklehaimanot†, and Marc Lipsitch*
Author affiliations: *Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

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Table 1

Characteristics of the study areas

District Follow-up (y) Daily microscopically confirmed cases
Mean SD Minimum Maximum
Alaba 11.3 39.0 27.3 0 163.0
Awasa 7.7 11.3 11.0 0 77.4
Bahirdar 7.3 22.1 15.2 0 83.3
Debrezeit 11.2 25.3 25.8 0.9 146.7
Diredawa 9.8 25.3 29.5 0.4 329.9
Hosana 11.3 19.4 17.4 0.1 95.7
Jimma 10.3 13.2 14.0 0.3 85.3
Nazareth 9.3 17.7 16.0 0 109.3
Wolayita 9.3 13.9 12.1 0 113.1
Zeway 8.3 22.0 17.5 1.1 102.0

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