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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of pregnant women with uncomplicated malaria who completed the 28 days therapeutic efficacy assessment in Ouagadougou, 2003.

From: Therapeutic efficacy of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and chloroquine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in pregnancy in Burkina Faso

Baseline characteristics Total (n = 122) Treatment group
   CQ (n = 60) SP (n = 62)
Median age in years [range] 20 [15 – 29] 20 [15 – 28] 19.5 [15 – 29]
Primigravidae 83 (68%) 41 (68.3%) 42 (67.7%)
Secundigravidae 39 (32%) 19 (31.7%) 20 (32.3%)
Presented with fever 28 (22.9%) 19 (31.7%) 9 (14.5%)
Temperature (mean) 37.9 (± 0.5) 38 (± 0.5) 37.8 (± 0.3)
Parasite count (geometric mean/mm3) [range] 7874 [6269–9889] 8055 [5840–11111] 7699 [5523–10732]
Haemoglobin D0 (g/dL) 9.4 (± 1.6) 9.5 (± 1.6) 9.3 (± 1.6)
Anaemia:    
   - severe (Hb<8 g/dL) 23 (18.8%) 12 (20%) 14 (22.6%)
   - mild to moderate (Hb 8-<11 g/dL) 73 (59.9%) 38 (63.3%) 35 (56.4%)
   - Absence (11+ g/dL) 26 (21.3%) 10 (16.7%) 13 (21%)