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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of study cohort

From: Increasing incidence of malaria in children despite insecticide-treated bed nets and prompt anti-malarial therapy in Tororo, Uganda

Characteristic Findings
Number of children enrolled 100
Median age at enrolment in months (range) 5.52 (1.50-9.93)
Female, n (%) 40 (40%)
Rural residence, n (%) 76 (76%)
Number of children who reached four years of age, n (%) 79 (79%)
Median years of follow-up (IQR) 3.46 (3.24-3.66)
Proportion who reported sleeping under an LLIN* (%) 3,934/4,008 (98%)
Antimalarial group children were randomized to, n (%)  
 DP 51 (51%)
 AL 42 (42%)
 Never randomized 7 (7%)
Total incident episodes of malaria** 1,633
 Uncomplicated malaria treated with DP 847
 Uncomplicated malaria treated with AL 778
 Uncomplicated malaria treated with quinine for age <4 months 2
 Quinine for complicated malaria 6
Treatments for malaria within 14 days of prior episode 12
 Quinine for early treatment failure following AL 5
 Quinine for recurrent malaria on day 14 following AL 2
 Quinine/clindamycin for early treatment failure following quinine 3
 Quinine/clindamycin for recurrent malaria days 4–14 following quinine 2
Median malaria incidence through four years of age per person years (IQR) 5.44 (3.18-7.00)
Total episodes of asymptomatic parasitaemia 186
Monthly prevalence of asymptomatic parasitaemia 5.0%
  1. Note: IQR, interquartile range; LLIN, long-lasting insecticide treated bed net; DP, dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine; AL, artemether-lumefantrine.
  2. * Assessed at the time of monthly routine visits to the clinic.
  3. ** All treatments for malaria not proceed by another treatment in the prior 14 days.