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Table 3 Parasitaemia and anaemia among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics and delivery units

From: Malaria prevalence among pregnant women in two districts with differing endemicity in Chhattisgarh, India

  Antenatal clinics
Rajnandgoan n = 1498 Bastar n = 1198
Peripheral parasitaemia
 Overall* 1 (0.1) 34 (2.8)
 By species*   
P. falciparum 0 (0) 29 (2.4)
P. vivax 1 (0.1) 5 (0.4)
 Mixed 0 (0) 1 (0.1)
Anaemia
 Overall* (Hgb < 11 g/dL) 957 (63.9) 861 (71.9)
 Moderate/severe* (Hgb < 9 g/dL) 183 (12.2) 249 (20.8)
  Delivery units
  Rajnandgoan n = 547 Bastar n = 481
Peripheral parasitaemia   
 Overall* 3 (0.6) 16 (3.4)
 By species*   
P. falciparum 1 (0.2) 12 (2.7)
P. vivax 2 (0.4) 3 (0.6)
 Mixed 0 (0) 1 (0.2)
Anaemia   
 Overall* (Hgb < 11 g/dL) 459 (83.9) 304 (63.9)
 Moderate/severe* (Hgb < 9 g/dL) 64 (11.7) 91 (19.1)
Placental parasitaemia   
 Overall 16 (3.2) 17 (3.6)
 By species   
  P. falciparum 6 (1.2) 12 (2.5)
  P. vivax 9 (1.8) 3 (0.6)
  Mixed 1 (0.2) 2 (0.4)
Cord blood parasitaemia 0 (0) 2 (0.4)
  1. Numbers presented are n (%). Numbers may not add to sample size secondary to missing information.
  2. Parasitaemia was defined by presence of parasites on blood or tissue impression smear AND/OR by positive RDT. RDTs were not performed on cord blood.
  3. * p < 0.05 comparing Rajnandgaon vs. Bastar districts.