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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by treatment group

From: Adding artesunate to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine greatly improves the treatment efficacy in children with uncomplicated falciparum malaria on the coast of Benin, West Africa

  CQ (n = 79) SP (n = 77) SP-AS (n = 81)
Demographic characteristics    
Sex ratio, Males:Females 36:43 46:31 43:38
Mean age in months [SD] 31.4 [13.8] 35.9 [16.9] 36.9 [16.3]
Mean weight in kg [SD] 13.4 [2.6] 13.7 [3.3] 14.3 [3.0]
Clinical characteristics    
Days with fever before diagnosis, median [IQR]* 2 [1–3] 1 [0–3] 2 [1–3]
Mean body temperature, °C [SD] 38.3 [0.8] 38.3 [0.7] 38.2 [0.7]
Bed net use, n (%) 57 (72.1) 63 (81.1) 60 (74.0)
Parasite density (/μl)at Day 0, (geometric mean [range]) 16,323 [1,119; 198,107] 20,100 [1,192; 192,398] 20,286 [1,114; 198,609]
Gametocytaemia at day 0, n (%) 6 (7.6) 2 (2.6) 3 (3.7)
Packed cell volume, mean [range] 32.6 [22–43] 34.1 [26–40] 33.5 [23–43]
  1. *IQR = Interquartile range