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Table 2 Associations with pre-treatment gametocytemia in 126 Ghanaian children with uncomplicated malaria

From: Concurrence of Plasmodium falciparum dhfr and crt mutations in northern Ghana

Factor Prevalence of gametocytemia (%) Odds ratio (95%CI) of gametocytemia
   Unadjusted P Multivariate P
CQ in blood
   None 27.9 (12/43) 1   1  
   Present 14.5 (12/83) 0.4 (0.2–1.2) 0.07 0.3 (0.1–1.0) 0.04
Ax. temperature n.a. 0.3 (0.1–0.6) 0.0008 0.2 (0.1–0.5) 0.0009
Parasite density
   < 50,000/μL 26.3 (20/76) 1   1  
   ≥ 50,000/μL 8.0 (4/50) 0.2 (0.1–0.8) 0.01 0.2 (0.1–0.8) 0.02
dhfr triple mutation
   Absent 10.4 (7/67) 1   1  
   Present 28.8 (17/59) 3.5 (1.2–10.2) 0.009 3.2 (1.0–10.4) 0.049
crt 76 mutation
   Absent 4.0 (1/25) 1   1  
   Present 22.8 (23/101) 7.1 (1.0–304) 0.04 14.5 (1.4–150.8) 0.02
  1. Ax., axillary; n.a., not applicable
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