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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of study population

From: Association between alpha-thalassaemia trait, Plasmodium falciparum asexual parasites and gametocyte carriage in a malaria endemic area in Southern Ghana

Variables Parasite Parasite Total Sample (n = 463) P value
Negative (n = 296) Positive (n = 167)
Groups (%)
 Children 102 (34.5) 82 (49.1) 184 (39.7) 0.008
 Adults 106 (35.8) 48 (28.7) 154 (33.3)
 Pregnant women 88 (29.7) 37 (22.2) 125 (27.0)
Gender (%)
 Female 215 (72.6) 122 (73.1) 337 (72.8) 1.0
 Male 81 (27.4) 45 (26.9) 126 (27.2)
Sickle cell trait (%)
 Negative 272 (95.8) 156 (96.3) 428 (96.0) 0.984
 Positive 12 (4.2) 6 (3.7) 18 (4.0)
 Missing 12 5 17
Blood group (%)
 A 57 (19.8) 30 (18.4) 87 (19.3) 0.517
 AB 14 (4.9) 12 (7.4) 26 (5.8)
 B 93 (32.3) 45 (27.6) 138 (30.6)
 O 124 (43.1) 76 (46.6) 200 (44.3)
Hemoglobin levels mean, (SD) 11.1 (1.7) 11.0 (1.6) 11.1 (1.7) 0.329
  1. P values were calculated by Pearson’s Chi squared test. P value < 0.05 is significant