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Table 5 Characteristics of individual studies summarized for the meta-analysis

From: Association of ABO blood group with severe falciparum malaria in adults: case control study and meta-analysis

Author, Year [Ref] Population Sample Blood Groups
    O A B AB
Al-Yaman et al. 1995[34] Papua New Guinea SM
(n = 97)
44 (45) 29 (30) 10 (10) 14 (15)
   UM
(n = 156)
53 (34) 55 (35) 28 (18) 20 (13)
Lell et al. 1999[13] Gabon SM
(n = 100)
54 (64) 27 (27) Data not available Data not available
   UM
(n = 100)
64 (64) 11 (11) Data not available Data not available
Pathirana et al. 2005[12] Sri Lanka SM
(n = 80)
19 (24) 26 (32.5) 22 (27.5) 13 (16)
   UM
(n = 163)
78 (48) 40 (24) 37 (23) 8 (5)
Rowe et al. 2007[11] Mali SM
(n = 124)
26 (21) 40 (32) 11 (9) 47 (38)
   UM
(n = 124)
55 (44) 31 (25) 9 (7) 29 (24)
Tekeste et al. 2010[1] Ethiopia SM
(n = 70)
16 (23) 25 (36) 15 (21) 14 (20)
   UM
(n = 140)
64 (46) 42 (30) 23 (16) 11 (8)
Current study India SM
(n = 247)
63 (25) 48 (19) 119 (49) 17 (7)
   UM
(n = 106)
52 (49) 20 (19) 24 (23) 10 (9)
  1. NOTE: Data are no. (%) of participants unless otherwise specified.
  2. SM: severe malaria; UM: uncomplicated malaria;