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Table 2 Influence of ABO blood group on P. falciparum malaria in children under 3 years in Vihiga County, Kenya

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

Category Prevalence (%) SMA (n = 137) Non-SMA (n = 437) P- Valuea OR 95% CI P-Valueb
Blood groups SMA
O 254 (42.7) 55 (9.6) 190 (33.1) 0.331 Ref
B 152 (26.4) 40 (7.0) 112 (19.5) 0.811 0.507–1.296 0.380
AB 22 (3.8) 2 (0.3) 19 (3.3) 2.750 0.621–12.173 0.183
A 156 (27.1) 40 (7.0) 116 (20.2) 0.839 0.526–1.341 0.464
  1. Prevalence in the blood group genotypes in population studied are presented as n (percentage, %). Data shown are number (n) and proportions (%) of study participants. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were determined using multivariate logistic regression controlling for age and sex. SMA, severe malaria anaemia. A, blood group A. B, blood group B. AB, blood group AB. O, blood group O