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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of women

From: Effect of malaria on placental volume measured using three-dimensional ultrasound: a pilot study

  Malaria (N = 19) Non malaria (N = 65)
Age (years) 25.1 ± 5.3 27.6 ± 7.0
Teenager, n (%) 3 (16) 7 (11)
Gravida 2 [1-7] 3 [1-14]
Parity 1 [0-5] 1 [0-13]
Primigravida 6 (32) 25 (29)
Smoking 4 (21) 11 (17)
Height (cm) 152 ± 5 153 ± 4
Hct at time of ultrasound (%) 31.2 ± 2.7 32.6 ± 2.8
HBP or PE 3 (16) 5 (8)
Non-malarial infection 3 (16)* 6 (9)#
  1. Data are presented as median [range], mean ± SD, or n (%)
  2. HBP high blood pressure, Hct Haematocrit, PE pre-eclampsia, SD standard deviation
  3. * dysentery (32 weeks), pneumonia (24 weeks), suspected scrub typhus (8 weeks)
  4. # pneumonia (39 weeks), pyelonephritis (20 weeks), suspected scrub typhus (3 cases; 25, 26 and 40 weeks), unspecified sepsis (36 weeks)