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Table 1 Characteristics of the 248 children enrolled in the study

From: Temporal changes in haematocrit following artemisinin-based combination treatments of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in children

  Value
No. of children 248
 Female (%) 117 (47)
 aged < 5 years 110
 Febrile (> 37.4 °C) 119
 Parasitaemia
 (> 100,000 μL−1) 71
 (> 250,000 μL−1) 22
 Anaemia  
 (< 30 %) 67
 (< 15 %) 0
 Enlarged liver 50
 Enlarged spleen 26
Mean value (range) for
 Age (year) 6.3 (0.7–14)
 Weight (kg) 18.0 (7–40)
 Duration of illness (day) 2.7 (1–7)
 Temperature (°C) 38.4 (35–40.9)
 Haematocrit (%) 31.9 (18–42)
 GMPD (μL−1 of blood) 57,504 (2,000–1,080,200)
 Liver enlargement (cm) [n = 50] 2.9 (0.1–8)
 Spleen enlargement (cm) [n = 26] 1.5 (0.3–6)
  1. GMPD = geometric mean parasite density