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Table 4 Multivariable analysis of independent risk factors for hyperparasitaemia in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria

From: Risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum hyperparasitaemia in malarious children

Parameter Total No. No. with HP Crude OR
(95% CI)
P value Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
P value
Age (year)       
> 11 645 6 1 0.0001 1 0.014
≤ 11 2693 91 3.72 (1.62-8.54)   2.85 (1.23-6.61)  
Duration (d)       
> 3 677 10 1 0.013 1 0.07
≤ 3 2406 78 2.23 (1.15 - 4.34)   1.85 (0.94 - 3.63)  
Temp (°C)       
< 37.5 1474 25 1 0.001 1 0.005
≥ 37.5 1701 63 2.22 (1.39 - 3.56)   2.02 (1.23 - 3.29)  
Year of enrolment       
during 2008 912 11 1 0.0001 1 0.001
After 2008 2426 86 3.01 (1.60 - 5.66)   3.07 (1.57 - 5.99)  
  1. HP, hyperparasitaemia (asexual parasites > 250,000/μl of blood)
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