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Table 2 Malaria parasite prevalence and density with respect to status of anaemia and severity in the study population

From: Malaria infection and anaemia in HIV-infected children in Mutengene, Southwest Cameroon: a cross sectional study

Characteristic/category Number examined Number positive for malaria (%) OR (CI) GMPD (range)
Anaemic status
 Non anaemic 118 28 (23.7) Reference 164.5 (40–960)
 Anaemic 116 30 (25.9) 1.12 (0.62–2.03) 663.6 (40–24000)
 Level of significance   χ2 = 0.051, P =0.82   U = 288.0, P = 0.04*
Anaemia severity
 Mild 40 14 (35.0) Reference 232.9 (40–5040)
 Moderate 66 16 (24.2) 0.59 (0.25–1.40) 1658.8 (40–24000)
 Severe 10 0 (0.0) --- 0
 Level of significance   χ2 = 5.321, P = 0.07   U = 58.0, P = 0.03*
  1. *Statistically significant, CI Confidence Interval, −-- Statistic that could not be computed