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Table 1 Level of plasmodial infection according to the study groups

From: Genotype comparison of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum clones from pregnant and non-pregnant populations in North-west Colombia

Study group Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium falciparum
  n Parasites/μL (mean±SD) DNA copies/μL (mean±SD) n Parasite/μL (mean±SD) DNA copies/μL (mean±SD)
Delivery-periphery 22 960 ± 2134 382 ± 732* 21 208 ± 843 16 ± 33*
Delivery-placenta 25 89 ± 247 118 ± 234 29 5 ± 17 88 ± 288
Antenatal 31 6464 ± 6467 1825 ± 2326 20 6124 ± 8245 1222 ± 2052
Non-pregnant 42 7000 ± 7585 3020 ± 5372* 41 6852 ± 13273 1521 ± 2715*
  1. * p < 0.05 for comparison between P. vivax and P. falciparum.