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Table 1 Maternal and infant's characteristics

From: Malaria in pregnant women in an area with sustained high coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets

Attribute Overall
Age mean (SD), years 20.3 (3.6)
Patient's village of residence:  
Ifakara & its vicinity No. (%) 307 (74.3)
Beyond Ifakara region No. (%) 106 (25.7)
Reported to have slept under bed-net at home the night prior to admission for delivery:  
Untreated No. (%) 280 (67.8)
Treated No. (%) 96 (23.2)
Total No. (%) 376 (91.0)
Reported fever episode No. (%) 178 (43)
With placenta parasitaemia No. (%) 33 (8)
Geometric (95% CI) mean placenta parasitaemia:  
Primigravid mean parasites/μl 3,457 (1,060–11,271)
Secundigravid mean parasites/μl 2,178 (881–5,383)
Total number of newborn: 416
Alive singletons No. (%) 408 (98.1)
Alive twins No. (%) 6 (1.4)
Stillbirths No. (%) 2 (0.5)
Neonatal birth weight:  
No. (singleton including stillbirths) 404
Birth weight mean (SD), g 2,881 (445)
Neonates sex  
Male No. (%) 213 (51.2)
Female No. (%) 203 (48.8)
Incidence of LBW:  
Birth weight <2500 g No. (%) 60 (14.9)
Male 29 (48.3)
Female 31 (51.7)