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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients by treatment

From: Safety and efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine versus artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Zambian children

Characteristic DHA/PQP AL
Number of patients 203 101
Number of females (%) 86 (42.4) 42 (41.2)
Mean weight in kg (±SD) 11.2 (2.5) 11.7 (2.7)
Mean age in months (±SD) 29.0 (14.1) 31.3 (13.8)
Median parasite density/μL (range) 35840 (14680-77520) 39120 (16600-86400)
Mean haemoglobin in g/dL (±SD) 8.9 (1.7) 9.2 (1.8)
  1. The differences in the baseline characteristics between the treatment groups are not significant