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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Therapeutic efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in North-Eastern Tanzania

Variable Overall Under-fives Children aged ≥5 years
Number of patient enrolled (n) 88 56 32
Age in years, mean (SD) 4.6(2.5) 3.1(1.3) 7.3(1.5)
Weight (kg), mean (SD) 16.0(5.1) 13.3(3.2) 20.7(4.4)
Sex (male)*, n (%) 46(52.3) 24(42.9) 22(68.8)
Body temperature, mean (SD) 38.3°C(1.3) 38.5°C(1.3) 38.1°C(1.3)
Geometric mean parasite density (asexual parasite/ul), 95% CI† 18,603(12,280-26,060) 19,017(12,570-28,771) 17,798(9,856-32,106)
Haemoglobin g/dL, mean (SD) 10.4(1.8) 10.2(1.9) 10.8(1.2)
  1. SD = Standard deviation, 95% CI = 95% confidence interval.
  2. *There were significantly more males among children aged ≥5 years compared to under-fives (Χ2 = 5.47, p = 0.019).
  3. † Only 4 patients had parasitaemia <1000 asexual parasites/μl; parasite density ranged from 256 to 200,000 and 480 to 197,440 asexual parasites/μl in under-fives and children aged ≥5 years respectively.