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Table 3 Percentages of Tregs subpopulations among Fulani and Mossi ethnic groups at two time points of malaria transmission season

From: Haematological parameters, natural regulatory CD4 + CD25 + FOXP3+ T cells and γδ T cells among two sympatric ethnic groups having different susceptibility to malaria in Burkina Faso

  Low transmission season High transmission season
  Fulani ethnic group (13) Mossi ethnic group (23) P ** value Fulani (ethnic group 24) Mossi ethnic group (35) P** value
  % (95% CI)* % (95% CI)*   % (95% CI)* % (95% CI)*  
%CD4+CD25+ of CD3 4.12 (2.67-5.56) 4.11 (3.59-4.63) 0.99 5.28 (3.98-6.57) 4.52 (4.02-5.01) 0.20
%CD4+CD25+ of CD4 7.23 (4.71-9.75) 6.74 (5.93-7.55) 0.63 8.44 (6.77-10.11) 7.10 (6.21-7.99) 0.12
%CD4+CD25high 3.30 (1.65-4.94) 2.75 (1.99-3.51) 0.47 2.92 (1.99-3.85) 1.91 (1.47-2.35) 0.03
%CD127lowCD25+ 2.59 (0.53-4.64) 1.93 (0.99-2.86) 0.48 0.96 (0.28-1.64) 0.79 (0.59-0.98) 0.63
%CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ 2.03 (1.23-2.83) 1.62 (0.92-2.33) 0.42 1.83 (1.23-2.43) 1.98 (1.56-2.40) 0.67
%Foxp3+CD25+ of CD4+CD25+ 29.97 (20.34-39.59) 33.88 (28.51-39.26) 0.42 40.67 (35.87-45.48) 36.86 (31.84-41.88) 0.26
%CD4+IL10+ of CD4 2.09 (0.06-4.25) 1.66 (1.00-2.32) 0.60 7.29 (5.16-9.41) 5.23 (3.89-6.57) 0.08
%CD25+CD4+IL10+ of CD4+IL10+ 54.91 (49.47-60.35) 51.64 (42.44-60.84) 0.6 31.32 (27.77-34.87) 23.69 (16.20-31.18) 0.07
%CD4+IL10+ of CD25+ 19.35 (8.98-29.72) 19.18 (9.74-28.62) 0.98 53.24 (43.85-62.63) 35.77 (27.33-44.20) 0.006
  1. *95% CI, **p values calculated using the Student's t-test