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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients according to treatment as per-protocol

From: The efficacy and tolerability of artemisinin-piperaquine (Artequick®) versus artesunate-amodiaquine (Coarsucam™) for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in south-central Vietnam

  ARPQ ASAQ
No. of patients
All patients 55 59
Children 30 31
Adults 25 28
No. of males (%)
All patients 38 (69%) 42 (71%)
Children 21 (70%) 24 (77%)
Adults 17 (68%) 18 (64%)
Mean age (y) (±SD)
All patients 18.1 (12.9) 18.9 (12.7)
Children 9.1 (3.2) 10.2 (2.9)
Adults 29.0 (11.8) 28.5 (12.5)
Mean weight (kg) (±SD)
All patients 31.1 (13.0) 34.0 (12.3)
Children 21.8 (7.6) 24.4 (7.6)
Adults 43.6 (6.7) 44.6 (6.2)
Mean temperature (°C) (±SD)
All patients 38.6 (1.0) 38.3 (1.1)
Children 38.6 (0.9) 38.2 (1.2)
Adults 38.5 (1.3) 38.4 (1.0)
No. (%) of patients with temp ≥38°C
All patients 35 (64%) 35 (59%)
Children 21 (70%) 18 (58%)
Adults 14 (56%) 17 (61%)
Geometrical mean asexual Plasmodium falciparum /μL (range)
All patients 17,912 (617–162,527) 16,776 (590–114,550)
Children 23,785 (617–135,173) 23,522 (1,709-142,345)
Adults 12,746 (912–162,527) 11,450 (590–114,550)