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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Placental malaria and low birth weight in pregnant women living in a rural area of Burkina Faso following the use of three preventive treatment regimens

Characteristics CWC/CQ
n = 209
IPTp/CQ
N = 221
IPTp/SP
n = 218
All participants N = 648 P
Age
(mean ± SD; range)
24.3 ± 6.3 (16; 51) 23.3 ± 5.7 (17; 42) 23.6 ± 5.8 (17; 45) 23.7 ± 5.9 (16; 51) 0.16
Parity
(mean ± SD; range)
1.7 ± 0.01 (0; 8) 1.5 ± 0.01
(0; 9)
1.4 ± 0.01
(0; 7)
1.5 ± 0.01
(0; 9)
0.07
Primigravidae (%) 32.2 42.5 44.0 39.7 0.02
Secundigravidae (%) 21.2 19.0 17.0 19.0 0.56
Multigravidae (%) 46.6 38.5 39.0 41.3 0.18
Weight
(mean ± SD; range)
54.6 ± 6.3 (41, 80) 54.8 ± 8.3 (39; 79) 55.7 ± 8.2 (40;105) 55.2 ± 7.7 (39;105) 0.54
Gestational age
(mean ± SD)
21.8 ± 2.8 21.6 ± 2.8 21.75 ± 2.7 21.75 ± 2.7 0.67
Uterine fundal Height
(mean ± SD; range)
21.4 ± 3.3 (13; 30) 21.2 ± 3.2 (13; 30) 21.2 ± 2.8
(14; 27)
21.3 ± 3.1 (13; 30) 0.66
Parasitaemia (mean, 95% CI) 666.6 (450.9 985.6 908.1
(636.5-1295.8)
951.8
(661.5-1369.4)
855.4 (691.6-1058.06) 0.27
Parasitaemia (%) 41.5% 55.0% 55.3% 50.8% 0.005
Haemoglobin level
(mean ± DS; range)
10.9 ± 1.5 (5.1;15.2) 10.9 ± 1.4 (7.0; 14.0) 10.4 ± 1.3
(7.8; 14.6)
11.0 ± 1.4 (5.1; 15.2) 0.81
Impregnated bed nets (%) 4.3 6.8 5.0 5.4 0.50
Non-impregnated bed nets (%) 9.6 6.3 6.9 7.56 0.39
Impregnated curtains (%) 2.9 2.3 2.3 2.5 0.89
Non-impregnated curtains (%) 56.3 67.0 59.6 61.0 0.06