Table 21.2Population at Risk for Falciparum Malaria, Cases and Attack Rates by World Health Organization Region, 2002*

RegionPopulation at risk in millions (percent)Cases in millions (IQR) (percent)Falciparum attack rate (1,000 persons at risk per year)
World2,211 (100)515 (100) [298–659]236
Africa   521 (24)365 (71) [216–374]701
Americas     55 (3)4 (1) [2–8] 73
Eastern Mediterranean    176 (8)12 (2) [5–25] 68
Europe     4 (<1)<1(<1) [<1–1]157
Southeast Asia 1,314 (59)119 (23) [66–224] 91
Western Pacific    142 (6)15 (3) [9–26]106

Source: Modified from Snow and others 2005.

IQR = interquartile range, urban-adjusted.

From: Chapter 21, Conquering Malaria

Cover of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries
Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.
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