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Table 2 Effect of age on the prevalence of malariometric indices

From: Variation in malariometric and red cell indices in children in the Mount Cameroon area following enhanced malaria control measures: evidence from a repeated cross-sectional study

Variable Period Age groups in years P-value
≤5% (n) 6-10% (n) 11-14% (n)
Age group distribution Baseline 53.5 (220) 32.6 (134) 13.9 (57)  
Follow-up 39.0 (177) 45.2 (205) 15.9 (72)  
Fever Baseline 26.8 (59) 32.8 (44) 22.8 (13) 0.29
Follow-up 20.9 (37) 23.0 (47) 19.4 (14) 0.78
Malaria parasitaemia Baseline 84.5 (186) 88.1 (118) 82.5 (47) 0.53
Follow-up 37.3 (66) 34.6 (71) 40.3 (29) 0.67
Gametocytaemia Baseline 29.1 (64) 23.1 (31) 17.5 (10) 0.15
Follow-up 9.0 (16) 6.8 (14) 4.2 (3) 0.39
Splenomegaly Baseline 31.8 (70) 15.7 (21) 10.5 (6) <0.001c
Follow-up 12.4 (22) 12.7 (26) 23.6 (17) 0.049
CM Baseline 23.6 (52) 29.1 (39) 21.1 (12) 0.39
Follow-up 10.7 (19) 8.8 (18) 8.3 (6) 0.76
AM Baseline 60.9 (134) 59.0 (79) 61.4 (35) 0.92
Follow-up 22.6 (40) 22.4 (46) 30.6 (22) 0.34
Anaemia Baseline 84.1 (185) 78.4 (105) 68.4 (39) 0.03a
Follow-up 37.9 (67) 28.8 (59) 6.9 (5) <0.001c
MA Baseline 73.2 (161) 66.4 (89) 59.6 (34) 0.103
Follow-up 20.3 (36) 14.1 (29) 1.4 (1) <0.001c
  1. aSignificant at P <0.05 level, csignificant at P <0.001 level.