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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the samples utilized in this study

From: Validation of the ligase detection reaction fluorescent microsphere assay for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum resistance mediating polymorphisms in Uganda

Characteristic Treatment arm
  AL (n = 101) DP (n = 129)
Mean age, months ± SD 30.4 ± 14 30.4 ± 14
Mean parasite density, geometric mean cells/μl (IQR) 18,534 (8160–74,277) 14,164 (4720–60,800)
Mean time since last episode of malaria, days 174 166
Year of collection 2008-2012 2008-2012
Mean time between collection and assay (range) 3.7 years (1–5) 3.6 years (1–5)
  1. AL artemether-lumefantrine; DP dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine; IQR inter-quartile range; SD standard deviation.