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Table 1 MLCR and NLCR in different variables

From: Evidence for significant influence of host immunity on changes in differential blood count during malaria

  Median MLCR (IQR) Median NLCR (IQR)
  Malaria negative Malaria positive p-value Malaria negative Malaria positive p-value
Semi-immune 0.10 (0.07; 0.21) 0.20 (0.10; 0.35) .185§ 1.69 (0.77; 2.83) 1.86 (1.31; 3.19) .529§
Non-immune 0.16 (0.10; 0.25) 0.32 (0.17; 0.52) <.001 1.70 (1.20; 2.40) 2.88 (1.66; 5.19) <.001
Female 0.13 (0.06; 0.22) 0.26 (0.17; 0.37) <.001 1.72 (1.18; 2.34) 2.48 (1.36; 4.78) .002
Male 0.17 (0.11; 0.26) 0.29 (0.15; 0.48) <.001 1.66 (1.20; 2.41) 2.46 (1.61; 4.47) <.001
Uncomplicated - 0.28 (0.15; 0.45)   - 2.23 (1.50; 4.09)  
Severe - 0.25 (0.14; 0.47) .631 - 3.62 (2.09; 5.69) .012
Age groups (years)      
1-6 0.09 (0.06; 0.14) 0.16 (0.10; 0.85) .127§ 1.74 (0.82; 1.74) 1.00 (0.81; 1.06) .275§
7-15 0.21 (0.16; 0.24) 0.17 (0.12; 0.23) .462§ 1.07 (0.96; 1.97) 1.20 (0.76; 5.96) .917§
16-30 0.15 (0.09; 0.24) 0.30 (0.17; 0.52) <.001 1.74 (1.15; 2.27) 2.28 (1.38; 3.98) .008
31-45 0.16 (0.11; 0.26) 0.25 (0.13; 0.38) .004 1.78 (1.18; 2.61) 2.49 (1.51; 4.32) .005
46-60 0.17 (0.10; 0.24) 0.29 (0.15; 0.48) <.001 1.66 (1.22; 2.27) 3.38 (2.10; 5.62) <.001
61-79 0.16 (0.04; 0.32) 0.42 (0.20; 0.54) .008 1.59 (1.44; 2.50) 3.61 (1.96; 5.90) .004
  1. §Very low sample size.
  2. Medians (with 25 and 75% percentiles/IQR) of MLCR and NLCR are given. Ranked means were compared by Mann-Wilcoxon-Whitney test and p-values were presented. P-values <0.05 are marked in bold.