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Table 1 Demographic, clinical, parasitological, and haematological characteristics of patients on day of enrolment

From: Therapeutic efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine combination in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria among children under five years of age in three ecological zones in Ghana

Characteristic Total (N = 175) Ecological zone p-value
   Savannah n = 56 Forest n = 78 Coastal n = 41  
Male/Female 85/90 30/26 39/39 16/25 0.346
Median age in months (range) 32 (6 – 59) 35 (9 – 55) 33 (6 – 59) 24 (7 – 59) 0.077
Mean axillary temperature in°C (95% CI) 38.0 (37.5, 38.4) 38.0 (37.7, 38.2) 38.5 (38.3, 38.7) 37.0 (35.1, 38.9) 0.039
GM Parasite count/μl a (range) 35009 (1240, 233608) 22775 (1240, 198440) 40983 (1423, 197080) 46669 (6647, 233608) 0.115
Mean Haemoglobin level in g/dl (95% CI) 10.0 (9.2, 10.7) 9.4 (8.9, 9.9) 10.3 (8.7, 12.0) 10.1 (9.6, 10.5) 0.557
  1. a Geometric mean parasite count.