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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by study group

From: Safety of the methylene blue plus chloroquine combination in the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in young children of Burkina Faso [ISRCTN27290841]

Characteristic CQ (N = 45) CQ-MB (N = 181) Total (N = 226)
Sex
- male 36(80.0%) 145(80.1%) 181(80.1%)
- female 9(20.0%) 36(19.9%) 45(19.9%)
Age [months]
- Mean ± SD 30.0 ± 13.1 29.5 ± 14.9 29.6 ± 14.5
- Median 28.0 27.0 27.5
Weight [kg]
- Mean ± SD 10.5 ± 2.8 10.6 ± 2.8 10.6 ± 2.8
- Median 10.0 10.0 10.0
G6PD deficiency (NFP-test)
- No 39 (86.7%) 157 (86.7%) 196 (86.7%)
- Yes 6 (13.3%) 24 (13.3%) 30 (13.3%)
pfcrt gene
- wildtype 11 (24.4%) 40 (22.6%) 51 (23.0%)
- K76T mutant 34 (75.6%) 137 (77.4%) 171 (77.0%)
- Missing data 0 4 4
Haemoglobin [g/dl]
- Mean ± SD 10.3 ± 1.3 10.4 ± 1.4 10.4 ± 1.4
- Median 10.2 10.2 10.2
Haematocrit [%]
- Mean ± SD 27.9 ± 2.6 29.4 ± 3.3 29.1 ± 3.2
- Median 28.0 30.0 28.0
Creatinine [μmol/l]
- Mean ± SD 75.3 ± 15.2 77.2 ± 14.5 76.8 ± 14.6
- Median 74.4 76.4 75.3
P. falciparum parasites/μl log10 values
- Mean ± SD 4.28 ± 0.54 4.35 ± 0.54 4.33 ± 0.54
- Median 4.32 4.38 4.36
- Min, Max 3.40, 5.29 3.08, 5.71 3.08, 5.71