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Table 1 The primaquine (PQ) regimen administered to Tanzanian children aged <12 years by Shekalaghe et al. [40] and the mg/kg they received based on anthropometric data of the local population

From: Single low-dose primaquine for blocking transmission of Plasmodium falciparum malaria – a proposed model-derived age-based regimen for sub-Saharan Africa

   Weight (kg) PQ received (mg/kg body weight)*
PQ dose (mg base) Age (years) 25th Median 75th 25th Median 75th
7.5 1–2 9.5 11.0 11.6 0.65 0.68 0.79
15 3–4 11.5 12.9 14.5 1.03 1.16 1.30
15 5–7 14.8 16.7 19.0 0.79 0.90 1.01
22.5 8–11 20.5 23.0 27.1 0.83 0.98 1.10
  1. PQ primaquine
  2. * Corresponding mg base/kg doses of PQ are shown for the 25th, 50th (median) and 75th centiles