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Table 1 Comparison of the two treatment groups at inclusion

From: Comparative study of the efficacy and tolerability of dihydroartemisinin - piperaquine - trimethoprim versus artemether - lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Senegal

  DPT AL p*
Numbers 206 197  
Sex M, n (%) 97 (47.1) 93 (47.2) 0.921
   F, n (%) 109 (52.9) 104 (52.8)  
Mean age (SD) years 15.51 (12.64) 15.58 (11.91) 0.958
Min - Max 2 - 60 2 - 62  
[2 - 5], n (%) 36 (17.5) 30 (15.2)  
[5 - 15], n (%) 87 (42.2) 85 (43.1)  
[15-62], n (%) 83 (40.3) 82 (41.6)  
Mean temperature (SD) °C 38.73 (0.96) 38.58 (1.03) 0.134
Min - Max 35.5 - 41.0 35.2 - 41.4  
< 37.5, n (%) 11 (5.3) 15 (7.6)  
[37.5 - 38.5], n (%) 63 (30.6) 77 (39.1)  
[38.5 - 41.4], n (%) 132 (64.1) 105 (53.3)  
Median parasitaemia tpz/μl 13225 13400 0.934**
Min - Max 1000 - 255000 1040 - 187500  
Gametocyte carrier rate, n (%) 3 (1.5) 0 (0) 0.249§
Mean ASAT (SD) IU/l 30.59 (21.71) 31.36 (18.99) 0.705
Min - Max 5-165 7-134  
Mean ALAT (SD) IU/l 25.9 (20.61) 27.98 (16.20) 0.262
Min - Max 4-235 4-121  
Mean creatinine (SD) mg/l 8.28 (2.39) 8.26 (2.43) 0.924
Min - Max 3-20 4-20  
Mean bilirubin (SD) mg/l 9.57 (7.49) 10.88 (11.00) 0.162
Min - Max 2-59 2-85  
Mean haemoglobin (SD) g/dl 10.60 (1.81) 10.80 (1.85) 0.289
Min - Max 5.8-15.1 5.1-16.8  
  1. * t test for independent samples **Mann-Whitney test § Fisher's exact test.