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Table 2 Baseline and Evaluation Characteristics, Clinical and Parasitological findings

From: Effectiveness of combined intermittent preventive treatment for children and timely home treatment for malaria control

Variables Baseline (N = 174) Evaluation (N = 357)
Mean age in months (± std.) 30.5 (16.5) months 37.7 (15.8) months
Sex (% of female) 52.3 47.0
Weight: Mean (± std.) 12.3 (3.5) 13.8 (3.5)
Haemoglobin < 10 g/dl 48 (27.6) 60 (16.8)
Number (%) febrile (axillary temp ≥ 37.5°C) 24 (13.8) 8 (2.2)
Parasite prevalence number (%) 44 (25.3%) 10 (3.0)
Geometric mean parasite density 235.30 306.33)
Minimum (maximum) pasitaemia level 30 (900) 30 (29820)
  1. ± std. = standard deviation