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Table 2 Haematological values in study population

From: Effect of malarial infection on haematological parameters in population near Thailand-Myanmar border

Variable Plasmodium falciparum Plasmodium vivax Non-malaria P value*
Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
RBC (x106/μL) 4.33 (3.78–4.8) 4.45 (4.04–4.88) 4.63 (4.25–5.02) <0.0001
Haemoglobin (g/dL) 11.7 (9.8–13.1) 11.9 (10.4–13) 11.8 (10.5–13.1) 0.041
MCV (fL) 83.45 (78–3–87.7) 82.2 (75–86.8) 81.7 (74.6–87.3) 0.001
MCH (pg/cell) 27 (25–28.9) 26.9 (24–28.7) 26.3 (23.5–28.6) <0.0001
MCHC (g/dL) 32.6 (31.6–33.4) 32.5 (31.7–33.3) 26.3 (23.5–28.6) <0.0001
RDW (%) 12.8 (12.1–13.9) 12.8 (12.1–13.9) 12.7 (12–14) 0.967
Platelet (×103/μL) 72.5 (44–112) 89 (63–133) 242 (181–317) <0.0001
WBC (×103/μL) 5.76 (4.52–7.99) 5.59 (4.48–7.18) 8.71 (6.17–12.4) <0.0001
Neutrophil (×103/μL) 3.82 (2.77–5.18) 3.44 (2.63–4.51) 5.08 (3.23–8.04) <0.0001
Lymphocyte (×103/μL) 1.28 (0.83–1.98) 1.31 (0.9–1.89) 2.29 (1.55–3.41) <0.0001
Monocyte (×103/μL) 0.4 (0.25–0.61) 0.4 (0.26–0.6) 0.57 (0.38–0.84) <0.0001
Eosinophil (×103/μL) 0.17 (0.73–0.31) 0.2 (0.08–0.37) 0.24 (0.12–0.47) <0.0001
Basophil (×103/μL) 0.05 (0.04–0.06) 0.06 (0.04–0.07) 0.08 (0.06–0.11) <0.0001
NL ratio 2.8 (2.81–4.88) 2.67 (1.69–4.22) 2.17 (1.2–3.95) <0.0001
ML ratio 0.3 (0.3–0.43) 0.29 (0.19–0.47) 0.24 (0.17–0.38) <0.0001
  1. *Comparison of 3 groups using The Kruskal Wallis Test.