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Table 3 Median and 90 th percentile range for WBC, LY, and lymphocytes subsets indices: stratification by age and presence of P. falciparum

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*
Total leukocytes count (10 3 cells /mm 3 )       
   Median 7.1 6.9   6.4 6.2  
   p5 – p95 4.4-11.6 4.7-11.4 0.985 4.5-9.0 4.3-9.7 0.704
Total lymphocytes count (10 3 cells /mm 3 )       
   Median 3.8 4.0   3.1 3.3  
   p5 – p95 1.8-7.7 2.4-7.1 0.608 2.0-5.1 1.8-6.1 0.410
CD3+ cells (10 3 cells /mm 3 )       
   Median 2.7 2.8   2.3 2.3  
   p5 – p95 1.3-5.6 1.7-5.3 0.575 1.5-3.5 1.3-4.5 0.553
T CD4+ cells (cells /mm 3 )       
   Median 1588 1664   1306 1412  
   p5 – p95 728-3414 873-2831 0.980 829-2095 820-2440 0.195
T CD8+ cells (cells /mm 3 )       
   Median 852 942   788 789  
   p5 – p95 383-2042 412-1971 0.287 454-1695 378-1622 0.855
T CD4+ cells (%)       
   Median 42.4 41.7   42.1 42.9  
   p5 – p95 31.7-53.1 30.3-50.5 0.420 28.4-53.2 33.9-53.4 0.485
T CD8+ cells (%)       
   Median 22.8 23.8   25.8 23.6  
   p5 – p95 15.1-32.3 16.3-34.1 0.254 16.5-35.8 16.5-30.3 0.035
T CD4+/CD8+ ratio       
   Median 1.8 1.7 0.264 1.6 1.9 0.072
   p5 – p95 1.1-3.3 0.7-3.0   0.8-3.2 1.2-2.9  
  1. * Mann–Whitney test.