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Table 1 Characteristics of rural Senegalese preschool children included in the analysis.

From: Impact of child malnutrition on the specific anti-Plasmodium falciparum antibody response

  All children n = 322 Malnourished children n = 161 Pair-matched control children n = 161
Variable n or mean % or SD n or mean % or SD n or mean % or SD
Child's age (months)       
12–23.9 32 19.9 32 19.9 32 19.9
24–35.9 31 19.3 31 19.3 31 19.3
36–47.9 43 26.7 43 26.7 43 26.7
48–60 33 20.5 33 20.5 33 20.5
>60 22 13.6 22 13.6 22 13.6
Mean age (months) 41.4 15.9 40.9 16.0 41.9 15.8
Sex       
Female 166 51.5 83 51.5 83 51.5
Male 156 48.5 78 48.5 78 48.5
Nutritional status       
Height-for-age (z-score) -1.55 1.04 -2.31 0.72 -0.79 0.71
Weight-for-height (z-score) -0.42 0.97 -0.61 1.01 -0.22 0.89
Prevalence of malnutrition       
Stunting 142 44.1 142 88.2 0 -
Wasting 19 5.9 19 11.8 0 -