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Table 4 A comparison of mean red cell indices in malaria parasite positive children at baseline and follow-up

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 N Mean (SD) t-test Mean difference
P-value CI
Hb (g/dL) Baseline 351 9.4 (1.8) 10.80 1.8
Follow-up 161 11.3 (1.9) <0.001c 1.5-2.2
Hct (%) Baseline 351 31.3 (5.0) 5.94 2.9
Follow-up 161 34.2 (5.3) <0.001c 1.9-3.9
MCH (pg) Baseline 333 19.0 (7.8) 9.86 6.6
Follow-up 140 25.6 (2.4) <0.001c 5.3-7.9
MCHC (g/dL) Baseline 334 304.8 (58.3) 4.66 23.2
Follow-up 140 328.0 (14.8) <0.001c 13.4-33.1
MCV (fl) Baseline 334 64.7 (32.1) 4.92 13.5
Follow-up 140 78.2 (6.2) <0.001c 8.1-18.9
RBC × 1012/L Baseline 328 5.7 (2.0) -6.4 -1.1
Follow-up 138 4.5 (0.7) <0.001c - 1.5 - -0.8
  1. csignificant at P <0.001 level.