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Table 2 Median and 90 th percentile range for Hgb, MCV, Htc, MCHC and PLT indices: stratification by age and presence of P. falciparum infection

From: Impact of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia on the imunohematological indices among school children and adolescents in a rural area highly endemic for Malaria in southern Mozambique

Age (years)
Parameter 5 - 11 12 - 20
Parasitized (n=116) Non-parasitized (n=68) p-value* Parasitized (n=78) Non-parasitized (n=81) p-value*
Hgb (g/dL)       
    Median 11.1 11.6   11.8 12.2  
    p5-p95 8.9-12.6 9.1-12.6 0.01 10.1-13.8 10.0-13.9 0.07
MCV (fL)       
    Median 79.2 79.0   79.7 80.9  
    p5-p95 68.4-86.1 67.8-88.5 0.805 70.5-88.3 70.5-89.6 0.130
Htc (%)       
    Median 32.2 33.6   34.3 35.3  
    p5-p95 26.5-36.3 27.8-36.2 0.01 29.2-39.1 29.9-40.4 0.04
MCHC (g/dL)       
    Median 34.3 34.8   34.5 34.5  
    p5-p95 32.3-36.6 32.1-36.2 0.458 31.6-36.8 32.0-36.8 0.923
PLT (10 3 /mm 3 )       
    Median 241 282 0.000 223 228 0.287
    p5-p95 133-358 167-397   141-358 110-327  
  1. * Mann–Whitney test.