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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Prevalence of the molecular marker of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine and sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine in Benin seven years after the change of malaria treatment policy

   Symptomatic children Asymptomatic children p-value
Number (%)   73 (33.8%) 143 (66.2%)  
Age (years) Mean (SD) 7.8 (3.0) 8.3 (2.5)  
Median (IQR) 8 (7–9) 9 (8–10) 0.09w
Children below 10 years n (%) 56 (76.7%) 82 (57.3%) 0.008b
M/F ratio   39/34; 1.15 73/70; 1.04 0.85b
Parasitaemia Geometric mean 95% CI 6822.58 656.69 <0.001t
[5072.29; 9176.86] [474.74; 908.36]  
  Median (IQR) 7000 (2400–15000) 1000 (150–2520) <0.001w
  1. w: Wilcoxon’s test; b: Chi 2 test t: Student test.