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Table 1 Population characteristics

From: Effect of HIV infection on the acute antibody response to malaria antigens in children: an observational study

  HIV-uninfected HIV-infected P value
N 115 115  
Age in months median (Interquartile range)* 37 (25-59) 37 (25-59) 1.00
Parasite density median (Interquartile range) 26441 (2860-124800) 40413 (3039-148780) 0.90
Severely anaemic1 68 68 0.87
Unconscious2 39 45 0.47
Bacteraemia3 2 4 0.42
Deep acidotic breathing 27 24 0.58
Malnutrition4 30 34 0.61
Death 8 14 0.19
  1. * Groups were matched on age
  2. 1haemoglobin < 5 g/dl
  3. 2 inability to localize a painful stimulus for children aged 18 months or lack of directed eye movements for infants aged <8 months
  4. 3 positive aerobic blood culture for pathogenic bacteria
  5. 4 severe underweight (weight-for-age z score, <3) or having kwashiorkor