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Table 2 Maternal and neonatal characteristics of congenital and non-congenital malaria groups

From: Congenital malaria in Urabá, Colombia

Variables Congenital malaria (n = 5) Non congenital malaria (n = 111) p value
Maternal characteristics
Maternal age (years), median (Q1-Q3) 23 (21.5-31) 22 (18-28) 0.550
Previous pregnancies, median (Q1-Q3) 1 (1-3.5) 1 (1-3) 0.676
Years of residence in endemic areas, median (Q1-Q3) 22 (10.5-28) 15 (5-19.5) 0.135
Episodes of malaria in the previous year, median (Q1-Q3) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-1) 0.340
Episodes of malaria during current pregnancy, median (Q1-Q3) 1 (1-1.5) 1(1-2) 0,476
Gestational age at the time of malaria diagnosis (weeks), median (Q1-Q3) 30 (25.6-39-4) 30.3 (21.5-35.4) 0.662
Arterial hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, (%) 25 6.9 0.275*
Urinary tract infections, (%) 0 26.3 0.570*
Preterm birth, (%) 20 11.3 0.470*
Neonatal characteristics
Weight (grams), median (Q1-Q3) 3000 (2800-3400) 3200 (2200-3475) 0.633
Length (cm), median (Q1-Q3) 48 (44-49.5) 49 (47.5-50) 0.406
Cephalic perimeter (cm), median (Q1-Q3) 34 (31.5-34) 34 (33-34) 0.238
APGAR at 1 minute, median (Q1-Q3) 8 (5.5-9) 8 (8-9) 0.477
  1. *Fisher's exact test, Q1-Q3: quartil 1-quartil 3.