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Table 4 Comparison of mean cardiovascular indices in AP, ASP Pos and ASP + Gam Pos children

From: Influence of Plasmodium gametocyte carriage on the prevalence of fever, splenomegaly and cardiovascular parameters in children less than 15 years in the Mount Cameroon area: cross sectional study

Parameter Malaria parasitaemia status P-value
AP ASP Pos ASP + Gam Pos
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
N 285 136 33  
WBC x 109/L 8.1 (3.2) 8.0 (3.2) 7.3 (3.8) 0.09
Lymphocyte x 109/L 4.4 (2.0) 4.4 (2.1) 3.7 (1.8) 0.16
Granulocytes x 109/L 2.4 (1.5) 2.5 (1.8) 2.1 (1.2) 0.80
MCV (fl) 79.0 (6.2) 78.4 (6.8) 78.2 (5.6) 0.22
MCH (Pg) 25.9 (2.7) 25.7 (6.8) 25.3 (1.9) 0.13
MCHC (g/L) 32.7 (2.2) 32.8 (1.5) 32.5 (1.7) 0.48
Hct (%) 35.8 (5.1) 34.7 (5.0) 31.7 (6.1) <0.001
Hb (g/dL) 11.8 (1.9) 11.4 (1.8) 10.4 (2.2) <0.001
RBC x 109/L 4.6 (0.6) 4.6 (0.8) 4.2 (0.9) 0.029
Platelet x109/L 229.8 (87.5) 206.3 (83.3) 200.7 (79.3) 0.016
MPV (fL) 9.2 (3.1) 9.0 (0.8) 8.8 (0.9) 0.33
Heart rate (Beats/min) 99.5 (17.2) 100.7 (18.1) 105.7 (20.7) 0.48
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 102.0 (16.3) 102.0 (17.9) 95.1 (14.8) 0.049
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 66.2 (15.1) 68.5 (17.3) 62.5 0.097