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Table 5 Prevalence of adverse singleton birth outcomes stratified by site and presence versus absence of placental parasitaemia

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

  Rajnandgaon Bastar
Placental parasitaemia Placental parasitaemia
Present Absent Present Absent
  n/d(%) n/d(%) n/d(%) n/d(%)
Stillbirth 0/15 (0) 12/487 (2.5) 1/16 (6.3) 10/448 (2.2)
Low birth weight 3/15 (20.0) 98/472 (20.8) 9/15 (60.0)a 128/437 (29.3)a
Gestational hypertension* 2/15 (13.3) 113/475 (23.8) 1/15 (6.7) 44/438 (10.1)
Birth weight (grams) 2500 2700 2280 2500
Median (range) 2050-3250 1400-3750 1700-3000a 1075-4085a
Gestational age (weeks) 38 (38-40) 38 (32-42) 36 (32-40) 36 (30-44)
  1. Parasitaemia defined by presence of parasites on blood or tissue impression smear and/or by positive rapid diagnostic test.
  2. Analysis is limited to singleton pregnancies where the placenta was examined for parasitaemia. For outcomes other than stillbirth, only live born infants were included.