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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 434 febrile pregnant women enrolled in the malaria rapid diagnostic test in the antenatal clinic, January- Sept 2010 at Mbale Hospital, Uganda

From: Placental Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection: Operational accuracy of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests in a malaria endemic setting

Demographic characteristic All women (N = 434) Primiparae 131(30%) Para II & III 153(36%) Multiparae 150 (34%)
Educational ≤7 y(%,n) 52 (216/434) 41(51/123) 50 (71/151) 70(96/147)
Age yrs, (median, IQR range) 24(20-28) 19(15-37) 23(16-39) 30(17-42)
Teenager (%,n) 22 (146/434) 75(98/131) 26(40/153) 3(4/150)
WOA(mean, range) 32(28-36) 33(28-41) 32(35-40) 32(23-40)
Married %(n) 91(387/434) 77(101/131) 93(142/149) 96(144/150)
HIV Positive %(n) 5.5(24/434) 5.7(7/122) 5.3(8/151) 6.2(9/144)
Unknown HIV status%(n) 8.5(36/434) 9.0(11/122) 6.5(10/153) 10.4(15/144)
Anaemia % (n) Hb <11 gldl 43(185/150) 57 (74/131) 45(69/153) 39(59/150)
Hb <8 g/dl %(n) 4(17/434) 4.6 (5/131)) 2(3/153) 5.3(8/150)
Back pain%(n) 19(82/434) 21(28/131) 22(33/153) 14(21/150)
Abdominal pain %(n) 24(103/434) 22(29/131) 21(32/153) 28(42/150)
Headache % (n) 19 (82/434) 38(50/131) 28(43/153) 36(54/150)
Temperature (°C, mean ±SD) 37.0 ± 0.9 37.2 ± 0.9 36.9 ± 0.8 36.9 ± 0.8
ANC visits ≥2 visits %(n) 94 (406/434) 94(124/130) 72(94/131) 93(137/147)
IPTp-1%(n) 62 (269) 69(75/108) 72(94/131) 78(100/127)
IPTp-2%(n) 13.4(58/434) 13(17/131) 15(23/153) 17(26/150)
Slept under net %(n) 82(343/434) 74(96/129) 83(123/148) 88(126/144)
DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS     
Routines smear positive(%,n) 49(205/434) 64(80/125) 53(77/147) 37.2(57/148)
HRP-2 positive(%,n) 52(225/430) 66.4(87/131) 53(81/152) 39.3(59/150)
Microscopy positive (%,n) 38(164/433) 51(67/131) 41(63/152) 23(34/150)