Table 1

 Completeness of data for notified cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in UK between 1987 and 2006

Factor studiedNo (%) of cases with complete data
All cases of P falciparum malaria (n=25 054)
Age24 244 (97)
Sex23 653 (94)
Country of birth14 787 (59)
Country visited21 856 (87)
Purpose of travel17 252 (69)
Month reported25 054 (100)
UK county where case reported24 751 (99)
Use of malaria prophylaxis15 933 (64)
All deaths from P falciparum malaria (n=184)
Time from arrival in UK to onset of symptoms135 (73)
Time from arrival in UK to death142 (77)
Time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis146 (79)
Time from diagnosis to starting specific treatment92 (50)
Time from diagnosis to death161 (88)
Location of death177 (96)
Receipt of specific treatment before death150 (82)
Percentage of red blood cells parasitised 61 (33)