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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study subjects

From: An update of malaria infection and anaemia in adults in Buea, Cameroon

variable Aparasitaemic Parasitaemic p-value*
  n mean(SD)/% n mean(SD)/%  
age(years) 109 29.40(10.33) 52 29.12(11.35) 0.88
rural residence (%) 53 28.65 25 39.06 0.29
Sex (% female) 107 57.84 41 64.06 0.38
unemployed (%) 147 80.33 47 73.44 0.25
monthly income (thousand FCFA) 160 17.84(34.54) 54 18.06(34.45) 0.69
married (%) 74 40.44 30 46.88 0.37
attained primary education (%) 54 30.17 14 21.88 0.46
use of ITNb(%) 30 17.14 10 16.39 0.89
use of antimalarial at homea (%) 94 53.11 24 40.00 0.08
history of fever (%) 116 65.17 54 84.38 0.004
Temperature (°C) 170 37.35(0.75) 59 37.63(1.09) 0.03
white blood cell count (thousand per μl) 177 5.06(4.86) 64 5.03(2.39) 0.96
red blood cell count (million per μl) 177 4.28(0.85) 64 4.19(1.17) 0.51
mean corpuscular volume ( fl) 178 95.02(18.45) 64 96.45(26.88) 0.64
platelet count (thousand per μl) 177 154.25(53.12) 64 133.5(50.80) 0.007
  1. means (SD) are presented for quantitative variables
  2. *p-values compare estimates between aparasitaemic and parasitaemic subjects. In case of means, p-values are derived from the t-test. In case of percentages, p-values are obtained from the chi-squared test.
  3. obtained from the Mann-Whitney test
  4. ause of antimalarial at home during the present fever episode
  5. bITN: Insecticide Treated Nets