Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
MLTRAPIDRES (HML35) indicates whether the household member tested positive for malaria in the rapid test.
The rapid diagnostic test (RDT) detects specific antigens (foreign substances provoking an immune response in the body) produced by malaria parasites, and reports the presence of those antigens via a color change within a few minutes after a drop of blood has been placed on an absorbing strip. The rapid test does not require access to laboratory facilities and thus can be done in the field.