TABLE 1.

Prevalences and magnitudes of anti-RAMA antibody responses in study populationa

AntigenCutoff ODbPrevalencecOD valuesd
MedianLQUQ
RAMA-A0.7521.330.4400.2500.700
RAMA-B0.0460.840.0900.0000.495
RAMA-C0.2072.030.5100.1551.125
RAMA-D0.0986.710.7550.2901.430
RAMA-E0.0583.220.5250.1551.260
  • a Results from testing of 286 serum samples against five RAMA fragments and Ag44 by ELISA.

  • b Cutoff OD values were set as the mean plus 2 standard deviations of OD values for sera from Australian donors not exposed to malaria.

  • c Percentage of positive sera defined as those that gave OD values greater than the cutoff OD.

  • d OD values are presented as the median and lower (LQ) and upper (UQ) quartiles.