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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients with uncomplicated falciparum malaria

From: Artesunate-amodiaquine efficacy in Congolese children with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Brazzaville

  Total Age Residence
   ≤ 5 years old > 5 years old Urban area Suburban area
Number 197 96 101 125 72
Mean age (years) ± SD 7.8 ± 9.3 2.6 ± 1.1 13 ± 11 7.2 ± 7.7 9.2 ± 11.7
 range 0.7–54 0.7–4.8 5–54 0.7–52 0.7–54
Mean weight (kg) ± SD 22.0 ± 14.9 12.2 ± 3.1 31.3 ± 15.6 20.9 ± 13.0 24.6 ± 17.5
 range 6–90 6–20 12–90 6–74 6–90
Sex ratio: Female/Male 94/103 42/54 52/49 64/61 30/42
Mean axillary temperature (°C) ± SD (range) 38.2 ± 0.78 38.3 ± 0.8 28.0 ± 0.7 38.2 ± 0.8 38.2 ± 0.8
37.5–40.3 37.5–40.3 37.5–40.2 37.5–40.3 37.5–40.0
Mean geometric parasite density (asexual parasites/μL), range 30,800 37,500 25,600 30,500 30,520
  2,190–857,000 2,190–857,000 2,390–382,000 2,470–382,000 2,190–857,000
 N of patients > 100,000 asexual parasites/μL 40 17 23 18 22
 N of patients > 200,000 asexual parasites/μL 8 6 2 4 4
Haematocrit (± SD) 32.4 ± 5.6 30.8 ± 5.1 34.0 ± 5.4 32.4 ± 5.4 32.4 ± 5.9
 range 15–50 15–43 15–50 15–50 15–46
Drug intake at home (Yes/No) 21/176 14/82 6/96 11/114 10/62
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