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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants

From: Influence of blood group, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and Haemoglobin genotype on Falciparum malaria in children in Vihiga highland of Western Kenya

Characteristics SMA
(Hb < 5.0 g/dL)
(n = 137)
Non-SMA
(Hb ≥ 5.0 g/dL)
(n = 437)
P-value
Demographic Characteristics
 Sex
  Females 68 49.6) 230 (52.6) 0.540a
  Males 69 (50.4) 207 (47.4)  
 Age in months 11.3 (11.6) 14.6 (10.5) 0.004b
Laboratory information
 Hb, g/dL 4.2 (1.3) 8.5 (2.2) < 0.001b
 Parasite (/μL) 30,750.0 (102,680.5) 42,312.0 (125,216.8) < 0.093 b
 WBCx103/uL 13.5 (8.8) 12.1 (6.2) < 0.001b
 Glucose, mmol/L 6.0 (1.5) 5.8 (1.9) 0.584 b
 RBCx1012/μL 2.4 (0.8) 3.5 (0.7) < 0.001b
  1. Data are presented as medians (IQR, interquartile range) or indicated as number (n) and proportion (%) of subjects. aPearson’s Chi-square test for sex distribution. bStatistical analysis was performed using Mann-Whitney U test