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Table 1 Characteristics of pregnant women in the study subjects *

From: Prevalence and risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in pregnant women of eastern Sudan

Characteristics Total Primi-gravidae Secundi-gravidae Multi-gravidae Grand-multigravidae P Value
  N (744) N (220) N (131) N (322) N (71)  
Age (years) 26.6(9.9) 21.2(2.9) 25.7(2.3) 28.2(3.8) 34.9 (3.2) < 0.001
Gestation (weeks) 27.7 (7.7) 27.3(8.09) 28.1(6.9) 27.6(7.6) 28.3(28.3) 0.18
Haemoglobin (g/dl) 10.5(1.4) 10.5(1.3) 10.3(1.6) 10.6(1.3) 10.3(1.2) 0.2
Malaria (total) 102(13.7) 32(14.5) 14(10.7) 43(13.4) 13(18.3) 0.4
Non severe 84(11.3) 28(12.7) 9(6.9) 34(10.6) 13 (18.3) 0.08
Severe 18(2.4) 4(1.8) 5(3.8) 9 (2.8) 0 0.3
Parasite count (parasites/μl) 6,586 (19,640.2) 11,511 (3,222) 6,817 (14,383) 3,504 (7,729) 4,497 (7,748) 0.4
  1. *Data as mean (SD) or number (%) as appropriate