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Table 2 Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in asymptomatic Fulani individuals grouped by observed genotype.

From: Lactase persistence genotypes and malaria susceptibility in Fulani of Mali

  Lactase Non-persistence Lactase persistence P-value OR (95% CI)
Fulani samples CC -13910 CT/TT -13910   
Malaria PCR positive, n (%) 39/65 (60%) 50/97 (51%) 0.29 1.41 (0.71-2.80)
Malaria microscopy positive, n (%) 15/65 (23%) 17/94* (18%) 0.44 1.36 (0.58-3.18)
Fulani samples Wild-type Combined lactase persistence   
Malaria PCR positive, n (%) 28/51 (55%) 61/111 (55%) 0.99 1.00 (0.49-2.05)
Malaria microscopy positive, n (%) 14/51 (28%) 18/108* (17%) 0.11 1.89 (0.79-4.51)
  1. * Microscopy data missing for three individuals