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Table 3 Univariable analysis of potential risk factors for hyperparasitemia in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria

From: Risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum hyperparasitaemia in malarious children

Parameter Number of children Crude OR
(95% CI)
P value
  Screened HP   
Age (year)     
> 11 645 6 1 0.0001
≤ 11 2693 91 3.72 (1.62-8.54)  
Gender     
Male 1729 52 1 0.83
Female 1591 45 1.06 (0.71 - 1.59)  
Duration (d)     
> 3 677 10 1 0.013
≤ 3 2406 78 2.23 (1.15 - 4.34)  
Temp (°C)     
< 37.5 1474 25 1 0.001
≥ 37.5 1701 63 2.22 (1.39 - 3.56)  
Haematocrit (%)     
< 30 461 24 1 0.09
≥ 30 1333 46 1.53 (0.92 - 2.54)  
Year of enrolment     
during 2008 912 11 1 0.0001
After 2008 2426 86 3.01 (1.60 - 5.66)  
Season*     
Wet 2540 79 1 0.22
Dry 798 18 1.39 (0.82 - 2.33)  
  1. *Wet season, April to October; dry season, November to March
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