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Table 3 Paired analysis of haematological parameters: booking consultation (healthy) and at the first episode of malaria

From: Thrombocytopaenia in pregnant women with malaria on the Thai-Burmese border

Species (N)   Parameter Median min max P*
P. falciparum (N = 24) Platelet Baseline (healthy)/μL 256,000 115,000 419,000 < 0.001
   Reduction from baseline/μL -86,000 -305,000 -5,000  
   % difference (95%CI) -34 (-24 to -47)%  
  Haemoglobin Baseline (healthy) g/dL 11.2 9.9 14.2 0.005
   Reduction from baseline g/dL -0.3 -3.3 1.9  
   % difference (95%CI) -3 (-2 to -4)%  
  WBC Baseline (healthy)/μL 9,900 4,500 13,900 0.070
   Reduction from baseline/μL -1,250 -6,400 3,100  
   % difference (95%CI) -13 (-9 to -18)%  
P. vivax (N = 36) Platelet Baseline (healthy)/μL 242,000 101,000 438,000 < 0.001
   Reduction from baseline/μL -52.5 -376 129  
   % difference (95%CI) -22 (-16 to -29)%  
  Haemoglobin Baseline (healthy) g/dL 11.4 8.9 12.9 0.031
   Reduction from baseline g/dL -0.6 -2.4 1.2  
   % difference (95%CI) -5 (-4 to -7)%  
  WBC Baseline (healthy)/μL 8,900 1,300 24,00 < 0.001
   Reduction from baseline/μL -750 -16,600 11,800  
   % difference (95%CI) -8 (-6 to -12)%  
  1. *P paired analysis of reduction from baseline