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Table 2 Anemia prevalence in children less than 11 years of age in Abia and Plateau states, Nigeria, September 2010

From: Malaria prevalence, anemia and baseline intervention coverage prior to mass net distributions in Abia and Plateau States, Nigeria

  Abia (n = 1,556) Plateau (n = 2,823)
  % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Normal1 23.2 (19.0–27.9) 45.0 (38.2–52.0)*
Mild2 16.1 (14.0–18.3) 18.5 (16.7–20.4)
Moderate3 53.1 (47.8–58.3) 33.6 (28.1–39.5)*
Severe4 7.8 (5.8–10.3) 3.0 (2.3–3.8)*
  1. 1For age <5 years: hemoglobin [Hb] ≥ 11.0 g/dL; for age 5–11 years: Hb ≥ 11.5 g/dL.
  2. 2For age <5 years: 10.0 g/dL < Hb < 11.0 g/dL; for age 5–11: 11.0 g/dL < Hb < 11.5 g/dL.
  3. 3For age <5 years: 7.0 g/dL < Hb < 10.0 g/dL; for age 5–11: 8.0 g/dL < Hb < 11.0 g/dL.
  4. 4For age <5 years: Hb <7.0 g/dL; for age 5–11: Hb <8.0 g/dL.
  5. *Asterisk indicates statistically significant difference between states (non-overlapping 95% confidence intervals).