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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of all children with severe malaria grouped by DCT results

From: Complement activation in Ghanaian children with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Characteristics DCT positive DCT negative P value
n (%) 33 (31.6%) 71 (68.2%) -
Age, years 3.3 (2.5–4.0) 4.0 (3.4–4.6) 0.11b
Hb, g/dL 5.0 (4.3–5.6) 6.6 (6.1–7.1) <0.001b
Parasite density, × 103/μL 125.6 (81.5–169.7) 139.7 (107.6–171.8) 0.33b
Mean spleen size, cm 2.1 (1.1–3.1) 1.2 (0.6–1.8) 0.09b
SA, n (%) 16 (48.5%) 30 (42.3%) 0.70a
CM, n (%) 7 (21.2%) 27 (38.0%) 0.15a
Haemoglobinuria, n (%) 10 (30.3%) 12 (16.9%) 0.19a
Mortality, n (%) 4 (12.1%) 15 (21.1%) 0.40a
  1. Data are mean (95% confidence interval) unless otherwise indicated. Patients include all patients in Figure 1. Thus, the same patient can appear in several categories.
  2. a = Calculated using X2 or Fischer's exact test
  3. b = Calculated using, student t-test