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Table 2 Demographics and epidemiology

From: Imported falciparum malaria among adults requiring intensive care: analysis of the literature

Study Male Median age (Median + IQR, or Mean ± SD) Semi immunea Acquired in Africa Adequate chemoprophylaxis
Badiaga 73% 45 (IQR 29-55) 17% 100% 5%
Blumberg 61% 38 (IQR 30-48 · 5) Not reported 100% Not reported
Bruneel 2003 [5] 63% 38 (no IQR available, range 14-74), 49% 94% 4%
Bruneel 2010 [6] 70% 42 · 8 ± 15b + 55 · 6 ± 14 · 2c 40% 96% 16%
Gachot 58% 39 · 2 ± 3 · 7d + 38 · 3 ± 0 · 2e 35% 95% Not reported
Gonzalez 75% 44 (No IQR available, range 16-68) 0% 95% 0%
Khoo 89% 38 (IQR 29 · 5 – 50 · 5) Not reported 21% 0%
Marks 63% 46 (IQR 35-55) 45% 94% 1%
Nüesch 83% 42 (IQR 37 · 5-51) Not reported Not reported 9%
Salord 74% 37 (IQR 28 · 5-42 · 5) Not reported 95% 0%
Santos 80% 42 (IQR 33-50) 51% 95% 2%
Schwake 72% 38 · 4 ± 11 · 4f 28% 88% 20%
Thierfelder 50% 38 (no IQR available, range 16-71)g 49% 82% Not reported
  1. aDefinitions of Semi-Immune provided in Additional file 1.
  2. bSurvivors cNon-Survivors.
  3. dPatients with Acute Lung Injury ePatients without Acute Lung Injury.
  4. fNot all patients in the study were admitted to ICU - Demographic data for only those patients admitted to ICU was not available.
  5. gNot all patients in the study were admitted to ICU - Demographic data for only those patients admitted to ICU was not available. Individual patient data were not available therefore it was not possible to exclude the paediatric cases from these figures.