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Table 2 Maternal characteristics in women with and without maternal peripheral malaria infection

From: Malaria during pregnancy and foetal haematological status in Blantyre, Malawi

  Malaria-infected mean ± STD (n) total n: 29 Malaria-uninfected mean ± STD (n) total n: 61  
Age 20.9 ± 3.2 (29) 22.8 ± 5.2 (61) t = 2.11, p = 0.038
Parity 1.5 ± 0.9 (29) 2.1 ± 1.5 (61) t = 2.26, p = 0.026
Number of antenatal clinic visits 4.7 ± 2.0 (29) 5.6 ± 2.3 (61) t = 1.78, p = 0.079
Maternal weight (kg) 56.4 ± 8.4 (29) 59.0 ± 7.4 (61) t = 1.51, p = 0.136
Maternal height (cm) 154.6 ± 6.0 (29) 155.3 ± 4.9 (61) t = 0.60, p = 0.552
BMI 23.6 ± 2.9 (29) 24.4 ± 2.6 (61) t = 1.44, p = 0.153
MUAC (cm) 23.7 ± 2.9 (16) 24.6 ± 2.2 (38) t = 1.33, p = 0.190
Took iron supplements 86% (25/29) 93% (55/59) χ2 = 1.16, p = 0.282
Took antimalarial tablets 83% (24/29) 95% (55/58) χ2 = 3.37, p = 0.066
Slept under mosquito net 17% (5/29) 31% (18/58) χ2 = 1.89, p = 0.169
8th grade education or less 48% (14/29) 52% (32/61) χ2 = 0.14, p = 0.711
Lived in a mud-walled house 77% (20/26) 69% (35/51) χ2 = 0.58, p = 0.446
Mother self or formally employed 21% (6/29) 20% (12/61) χ2 = 0.01, p = 0.910
Father self or formally employed 92% (23/25) 86% (44/51) χ2 = 0.53, p = 0.468
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