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Table 1 Characteristics of children with parasitaemia at baseline

From: Risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum hyperparasitaemia in malarious children

Parameter Value
No. of children 3338
Female (%) 1591 (48)
Aged < 5 years 938
Febrile (> 37.4°C) 1701
Hyperparasitaemic (> 250,000 (/μl of blood) 97
Anemic (< 30%) 461 (n = 1794)*
(< 15%) 8**
Mean value (range) for:  
Age (year) 7.4 (0.16 - 17)
Weight (kg) 21.7 (5 - 71)
Duration of illness (d) 3.2 (1 - 21)
Temperature (°C) 37.7 (35 - 41.1)
Hematocrit (%)
GMPD (/μl of blood)
32.2 (10 - 51)
9440 (750 - 2,250,000)
  1. *24 of 70 children with hyperparasitaemia and 437 of 1724 children without hyperparasitaemia had a PCV < 30% (P = 0.09).
  2. ** 1 of 70 children with hyperparasitaemia and 7 of 1724 children without hyperparasitaemia had a PCV < 15% (P = 0.27).
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