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Table 3 Comparison of parasite intensity across infection groups (at baseline)

From: Ascaris co-infection does not alter malaria-induced anaemia in a cohort of Nigerian preschool children

Parasite intensity Degree of anaemia P-value
Malaria Normal Hb Mild Moderate Severe 0.009
  (N = 56) (N = 72) (N = 179) (N =16)  
  0 0 200 2,020  
  (0 – 14,960) (0 – 21,240) (0 – 55,280) (0 – 16,960)  
Helminths Normal Hb Mild Moderate Severe 0.339
  (N = 67) (N = 82) (N = 212) (N = 23)  
  450 236 389 742  
  (1 – 27,560) (1 – 15,960) (1 – 23,476) (3 – 11,239)  
Ascaris Normal Hb Mild Moderate Severe 0.445
  (N = 67) (N = 76) (N = 203) (N = 22)  
  450 277.5 434 765  
  (1– 27,560) (1 – 15,960) (1 – 23,421) (3 – 11,239)  
  1. The median intensity of malaria parasites, helminth parasites (Ascaris, Schistosoma Trichuris and hookworm) for each anaemia group at baseline is shown.