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Table 3 Parasitaemia, reported fever, and anaemia among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics and delivery units

From: Burden of malaria in pregnancy in Jharkhand State, India

  Antenatal Clinics Delivery Units
  n (%) n (%)
Peripheral parasitaemia   
Overall 43/2,382 (1.8%) 12/717 (1.7%)
   Falciparum 23/2,382 (1.0%) 9/717 (1.3%)
   Vivax 16/2,382 (0.7%) 2/717 (0.3%)
   Mixed 4/2,382 (0.2%) 1/717 (0.14%)
By site   
Urban (Ranchi) 7/935 (0.8%) 2/254 (0.8%)
Semiurban (Gumla) 15/907 (1.6%) 4/183 (2.2%)
Rural (Konubir) 21/525 (4.0%) 6/280 (2.1%)
By gravidity 19/875 (2.2%) 6/306 (2.0%)
Primigravid 18/628 (2.9%) 5/173 (2.9%)
Secundigravid 6/882 (0.7%) 1/238 (0.4%)
Multigravid**   
Placental parasitaemia   
Overall n/a 17/712 (2.4%)
   Falciparum   12/712 (1.7%)
   Vivax   2/712 (0.3%)
   Mixed   3/712 (0.4%)
By site n/a  
Urban (Ranchi)   2/252 (0.8%)
Semiurban (Gumla)   5/181 (2.8%)
Rural (Konubir)   10/279 (3.6%)
By gravidity n/a  
Primigravid   9/303 (3.0%)
Secundigravid   5/172 (2.9%)
Multigravid   3/237 (1.3%)
Cord blood parasitaemia n/a 6/562 (1.1%)
Report of fever within 1 week 400/2,384 (16.8%) 78/715 (10.9%)
Anaemia 1,722/2,378 (72.4%) 424/711 (59.6%)
Severe anaemia 92/2,378 (3.9%) 32/711 (4.5%)
  1. Parasitaemia defined by presence of parasites on blood or tissue impression smear or by positive RDT.
  2. *ANC: Peripheral blood smears not obtained for 4 women. DU: peripheral blood smears not obtained for 1 woman. Placental blood not obtained for 6 women.
  3. *Defined as 3 or more pregnancies
  4. NA = not applicable