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Table 1 Maternal and newborn characteristics

From: Effect of malaria in pregnancy on foetal cortical brain development: a longitudinal observational study

  No malaria (n?=?22) Malaria (n?=?22) P
Pregnant women
Age (yrs) 27.0 (19 – 39) 25.5 (19 – 38) 0.23
Nulliparous 3 (14) 3 (14) 1.0
Gravida 3 (1 – 10) 3 (1 – 7) 0.36
Parity 2 (0 – 5) 2 (0 – 5) 0.82
Height (m) 1.53 (1.46 – 1.64) 1.53 (1.44 – 1.61) 0.71
Weight (kg) 50.5 (39 – 70) 46.5 (39 – 61) 0.20
Weight gain (kg) 7.5 (−2 – 17) 9 (4 – 15) 0.76
BMI (kg m-2) 21.5 (17.8 – 30.2) 20.1 (17.1 – 27.6) 0.15
MUAC (cm) 25.6 (14.5 – 32.0) 25.0 (20.6 – 30.6) 0.81
Smoking 3 (14) 7 (32) 0.28
NOC 25.5 (12–34) 26.5 (15–33) 0.48
Father’s age 29.5 (19–43) 29.5 (24 – 38) 0.80
Other infections 3 (14) 5 (23) 0.70
Anaemia 7 (32) 14 (64) 0.07
Severe anaemia 0 (0) 3 (14) 0.23
Early pre-eclampsia 2 (9) 2 (9) 1.0
Newborns
Gestational Age (days) 277 (241 – 295) 279 (261 – 293) 0.58
Sex (% boys) 36.4% 36.4% 1.0
Weight (grams)* 2840 (1720 – 3660) 2685 (1940 – 3410) 0.18
Length (cm)* 49.0 (44.6 – 51.0) 49.4 (45.0 – 51.3) 0.88
Head circumference (cm)* 32.0 (29.5 – 39.3) 32.0 (31.0 – 35.1) 0.53
  1. Data are presented as median (range) or as number (%). MUAC mid upper arm circumference, NOC number of consultations. * Data shown of newborns weighed within 24 hours of delivery; 17 and 18 in the no malaria and malaria group, respectively.