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Table 3 Association of severe malaria clinical subgroups and endotoxaemia

From: Endotoxaemia is common in children with Plasmodium falciparummalaria

   n with endotoxin ≥ 0.4/N with clinical feature (%) χ2 Pa
Moderate anaemia Hb>7 g/dl 30/151 (19.9%)   
  Hb>5 and ≤7 g/dl 14/40 (34.4%) 4.084 0.043
Severe anaemia Hb>7 g/dl 30/151 (19.9%)   
  Hb≤5 g/dl 24/58 (41.4%) 10.12 0.001
Any anaemia Hb>7 g/dl 30/151 (19.9%)   
  Hb≤7 g/dl 38/98 (38.8%) 10.7 0.001
Impaired consciousness None 43/128 (33.6%)   
  Prostration or Coma 28/129 (21.7%) 4.5 0.033
Respiratory distress None 27/92 (29.3%)   
  Present b 44/165 (26.7%) 0.21 0.645
Shock None 32/106 (30.2%)   
  Shock 39/151 (25.8%) 0.592 0.442
Mortality Non-fatal 68/247 (27.5%)   
  Fatal 3/10 (30%) 0.03 0.864
  1. a Pearson χ2 with 1° of freedom and corresponding P value.
  2. bDeep breathing or Indrawing.