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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002

Research

Defining and Detecting Malaria Epidemics in the Highlands of Western Kenya

Simon I. Hay*†Comments to Author , Milka Simba†, Millie Busolo‡, Abdisalan M. Noor†, Helen L. Guyatt*†, Sam A. Ochola‡, and Robert W. Snow*†‡
Author affiliations: *University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; †Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya; ‡Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya;

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Table 1

Descriptive and skewness statistics for child admissions at three study hospitals, western Kenya

Kilgoris (1980–1999) Kisii (1987–2000) Tabaka (1981–2000)
Transformation Normal Log10 Normal Log10 Normal Log10
Mean 128.30 1.86 503.85 2.61 232.80 2.29
Minimum 3.00 0.48 95.00 1.98 35.00 1.54
Maximum 1,043.00 3.02 2,229.00 3.35 1,110.00 3.05
Sum 30,793.00 446.00 84,647.00 438.00 55,871.00 549.00
Count 240.00 240.00 168.00 168.00 240.00 240.00
Standard deviation 157.46 0.48 375.87 0.28 147.80 0.26
Standard error 10.16 0.03 29.00 0.02 9.54 0.02
Skewness 2.88 -0.13 1.96 0.34 1.78 -0.08

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