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Table 1 Characteristics of study cohort

From: Non-malaria fevers in a high malaria endemic area of Ghana

  Attribute n (%)
Household characteristics
Place of residence Urban 390 (21.0)
  Rural 1465 (78.9)
Household size <5 937 (50.7)
  5–9 740 (40.1)
  10+ 170 (9.2)
Socio-economic status Least poor 408 (22.0)
  Less poor 380 (20.5)
  Poor 322 (17.4)
  More poor 387 (20.9)
  Very poor 358 (19.3)
Thatched roof No 1312 (70.7)
  Yes 543 (29.3)
Animals in household No 532 (28.7)
  Yes 1323 (71.3)
Distance from health centre <1 km 776 (41.8)
  1–4.9 km 620 (33.4)
  5–7.9 km 288 (15.5)
  ≥8 km 171 (9.2)
Maternal characteristics
Gravidity Primigravid 355 (19.1)
  Multigravid 1500 (80.9)
Number of IPTp 0 97 (5.2)
Courses 1 240 (12.9)
  2 468 (25.2)
  3 1050 (56.6)
Placental malaria Infected 695 (37.5)
  Non-infected 1160 (62.5)
Infant characteristics
Birth weight Normal 1646 (90.6)
  Low birth Weight 170 (9.4)
Sex Male 945 (50.9)
  Female 910 (49.1)
Season of birth Dec–Mar 521 (28.1)
  Apr–Nov 1334 (71.9)
Bednet use High 587 (33.3)
  Medium 589 (33.4)
  Low 588 (33.3)