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Table 1 Clinical characteristics on admission in the AS7 and MAS7 groups

From: The neurological assessment in young children treated with artesunate monotherapy or artesunate-mefloquine combination therapy for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Characteristic AS7 n = 45 MAS7 n = 46 P
Age, yrs, mean 2.3 ± 1.3 [0.4-5.0] 2.3 ± 1.3 [0.3-4.7] 0.940
Male, % 57.8 (26/45) 50.0 (23/46) 0.530
Weight, kg, mean 10 ± 3 [5-15] 10 ± 3 [5-17] 0.893
Height, cm, mean 80 ± 11 [61-102] 81 ± 10 [56-106] 0.891
PR, bpm, mean 130 ± 15 [100-160] 132 ± 14 [110-160] 0.645
Temperature, °C, mean 37.8 ± 1.0 [36-40.2] 37.9 ± 1.0 [36-40.0] 0.483
Proportion febrile, % 55.6 (25/45) 56.5 (26/46) 1.000
Palpable spleen, % 45.5 (20/44) 38.6 (17/44) 0.666
Palpable liver, % 52.3 (23/44) 47.7 (21/44) 0.831
Early vomiting day0, % 17.8 (8/45) 28.3 (13/46) 0.321
Haematocrit, % 30.3 ± 5.2 [16.7-39.5] 29.2 ± 5.5 [15.2-39.8] 0.329
Geometric mean parasitaemia/uL 3,981 [145-109,648] 3,090 [16-97,724] 0.575
History fever, days, median 2 [1-10] 2 [0-10] 0.925
  1. Data % (n) unless otherwise stated;
  2. Proportions compared with Chi-square test (or Fisher' exact), means with Student's t-test and medians with Mann Whitney U test.