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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Impact of intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine targeting the transmission season on the incidence of clinical malaria in children in Mali

  sIPT + (n = 131) sIPT- (n = 131) p
Mean age in years (SD) 5.6 (2.9) 5.1 (2.8) n.s.
Sex (% of male) 50.4 58.0 n.s.
Parasite prevalence (%) 33.6 37.4 n.s.
Lost to follow up first year (%)    
   Week 1 to 52 11.4 11.4 n.s.
   Week 53 to 75 5.3 3.8 n.s.
  1. SD = standard deviation
  2. sIPT - = control group
  3. sIPT + = treatment group
  4. n.s. not significant