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Table 2 Outcomes at delivery

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 = 137)
IPTp/CQ
(n = 145)
IPTp/SP
(n = 141)
All
(N = 423)
P
Maternal parasitaemia      
Overall 32.8 30.9 13.9 25.8 0.00
Primigravidae 57.8 36.4 16.9 35.2 0.00
Secundigravidae 20.0 47.8 22.7 30.0 0.07
Multigravidae 19.7 19.7 7.1 15.7 0.10
Placental malaria (%)      
Overall 18.8 15.9 10.6 15.6 0.14
Primigravidae 31.1 25.4 15.9 23.4 0.16
Secundigravidae 17.9 20.0 13.6 17.3 0.84
Multigravidae 10.8 4.9 3.5 6.6 0.22
Placental malaria Parasite densities (mean* 95%CI) 666.7
(244.8-1815.75)
1535.8
(560.8-4205.9)
1030.1 (260.8-4069.0) 996.5
(544.9-1822.3)
0.53
Cord blood parasitaemia (%)      
Overall 2.9 0.7 0.7 1.4 0.19
Primigravidae 2.2 1.7 1.6 1.8 0.97
Secundigravidae 7.14 0 0 2.7 0.18
Multigravidae 1.54 0 0 0.6 0.40
Birth weight (mean, range) 2749
(1100-3900)
2819
(1500-4100)
2836
(1500-4000)
2802
(1100-4100)
0.15
Low birth weight** (%)      
Overall 23.9 15.6 11.4 16.9 0.02
Primigravidae 40.9 18.9 14.5 23.2 0.004
Secundigravidae 18.5 16.00 14.3 16.4 0.92
Multigravidae 16.9 13.6 8.9 13.3 0.43
Premature delivery 28.3% 26.2% 30.3% 28.2% 0.75
Spontaneous abortion 1.5% 1.4% 0.7% 1.2% 0.81
  1. * Geometric mean
  2. ** CWC/CQ = 134; IPTp/CQ = 138; IPTp/SP = 137