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Table 3 Distribution of hematological status among malaria infected patients in this study (n = 85) a

From: Increased detection of Plasmodium knowlesi in Sandakan division, Sabah as revealed by PlasmoNex™

   Hb (g/l) Platelet (cells/cmm) TWBC (109cells/L) Anaemiab Thrombocyto-peniac White blood cell count
Leukopeniad Leukocytosise
Age/Gender N Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) No. % No. % No. % No. %
Age (year)             
Children (0–14) 19 107(86–111) 102000 (73000–180000) 5.9 (5.3-9.3) 14 73.7* 9 47.4 2 10.5 1 5.3
Adult (>15 years) 66 134 (121–142) 88500 (55750–127000) 6.75 (5.0-8.6) 27 40.9 39 59.1 5 7.5 5 7.6
Gender             
Male 72 132 (119–142) 94000 (61500–132750) 6.6 (5.2-8.3) 31 43.1 40 55.6 5 6.9 6 8.3
Female 13 107(75–114) 87000 (60500–131500) 6.9 (4.4-9.6) 10 76.9* 8 61.5 2 15.4 0 0
*Total 85 128 (109–140) 91000 (61500–132500) 6.6 (5.1-8.8) 41 48.2 48 56.5 7 8.2 6 7.1
  1. *Total samples were based on 85 microscopic positive samples that had both complete demographic and hematological data.
  2. N: number examined; IQR: inter quartile range.
  3. aDistribution of anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia and leukocytosis according to gender and age groups was based on 85 microscopic positive samples.
  4. bHaemoglobin (Hb) below age-specific threshold (see methodology).
  5. cPlatelet counts <150,000 cells/cmm.
  6. dTotal white blood cells counts was 3.0-5.0 cells/L.
  7. eTotal white blood cells counts was 11.0-17.0 cells/L.
  8. *Significant difference (p < 0.05).