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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and malaria status in the cases and controls

From: Submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum malaria and low birth weight in an area of unstable malaria transmission in Central Sudan

Number (%) of Low birth weight (N = 87) Controls (N = 87) P
Primigravidae 31(34.3) 22(18.9) 0.186
Antenatal care ≤ thee time 62(14.7) 68(23.1) 0.446
Educational level < secondary 36(25.2) 38(16.8) 0.151
Rural residency 61(70.1) 57(65.5) 0.627
Bed net coverage 15(14.7) 12 (16.1) 0.675
Male gender 47(54.0) 45(50.6) 0.760
Anaemia (haemoglobin < 11 g/dl) 74(85.1) 70(80.1) 0.246