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Table 1 Comparison of the two treatment groups at inclusion

From: Multicentric assessment of the efficacy and tolerability of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine compared to artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

  DP AL p*
Numbers 197 187  
Sex    
   M, n (%) 97 (49.2) 93 (47.2) 0.923**
   F, n (%) 100 (50.8) 94 (52.8)  
Mean age (SD) years 15.64 (14.22) 13.48 (12.64) 0.117
[2 - 5[, n (%) 34 (17.3) 44 (23.7)  
[5 - 15[, n (%) 92 (46.7) 83 (44.6)  
[15-77], n (%) 71 (36.0) 59 (31.7)  
Mean temperature (SD) °C 38.42 (0.64) 38.43 (0.73) 0.887
[37.5 - 38.5[, n (%) 114 (57.9) 113 (60.4)  
[38.5 - 41.0], n (%) 83 (42.1) 74 (39.6)  
Median parasitaemia tpz/μl 10840 16000 0.546§
Min - Max 1000 - 200000 1000 - 200000  
Gametocyte carrier rate, n (%) 8 (4.1) 6 (3.2) 0.649**
Mean AST (SD) IU/l 26.64 (15.53) 31.1 (29.08) 0.065
Mean ALT (SD) IU/l 18.71 (12.71) 24.06 (36.63) 0.061
Mean creatinin (SD) mg/l 6.79 (2.41) 6.76 (2.47) 0.915
Mean bilirubin (SD) mg/l 10.43 (7.21) 11.4 (8.65) 0.236
Mean haemoglobin (SD) g/dl 10.79 (2.06) 10.67 (2.12) 0.575
  1. *Independent samples t test **Pearson's Chi-2 test §Mann-Whitney test