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Table 2 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
All malaria infection (histology/submicroscopic 46(53.0) 26(30.0) 0.002
Placental malaria (histology) 27(31.0) 22(25.3) 0.500
Acute 3(3.4) 2(2.3) 0.999
Chronic 1(1.1) 2(2.3) 0.999
Past 23(26.4) 18(20.7) 0.474
Submicroscopic malaria 24(27.6) 6(7.0) <0.001
Maternal 0(0) 4(4.6) 0.129
Placental 19 (21.8) 2(2.3) <0.001
Cord 6 (7.0) 0(0) 0.037
Maternal, placental and cord 1(1.1) 0(0) 0.999