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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of Plasmodium species infected children*

From: Plasmodium species occurrence, temporal distribution and interaction in a child-aged population in rural Burkina Faso

  Age, years, median (IQR) Sex, % male (n/N) Fever, % (n/N) Gametocytes carriers, % (n/N) Gametocytes density, median (IQR) Asexual forms density, median (IQR)
PF 8.0 54.6 21.2 34.5 40.0 1007.5
  (6.5-9.4) (286/524) (111/524) (181/524) (19–78) (327–3826)
PM 7.6 50.0 5.6 88.9 124.0 874.0
  (7.2-8.2) (9/18) (1/18) (16/18) (63–390) (603–1148)
PO 10.0 0.0 33.3 66.7 124.5 277.0
  (9.6-12.2) (0/3) (1/3) (2/3) (122–127) (219–756)
PF + PM 7.2 52.8 13.9 80.6 90.0 1337.5
  (6.3-8.2) (19/36) (5/36) (29/36) (38–170) (718–2031)
PF + PO 8.0 50.0 16.7 83.3 20.0 6257.5
  (7.4-8.8) (3/6) (1/6) (5/6) (19–95) (2692–7476)
p-value 0.04 0.5 0.3 1.7e-12 0.0001 0.09
  1. *PF = P. falciparum mono-infection; PM = P. malariae mono-infection; PF + PM = P. falciparum and P. malariae co-infection; PO = P. ovale mono-infection; PF + PO = P. falciparum and P. ovale co-infection; IQR = interquartile range.