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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population for 2002-05

From: Placental Malaria is associated with reduced early life weight development of affected children independent of low birth weight

Maternal characteristics, N = 783 No (%)
   Age of the mother
Age <20 99 (12.6)
Age 20-24 252 (32.2)
Age 25-29 219 (28.0)
Age ≥30 179 (22.9)
Unknown 34 (4.3)
   Number of pregnancies
First 153 (19.5)
Second 173 (22.1)
Third 123 (15.7)
Fourth 100 (12.8)
Fifth 81 (10.4)
Sixth or more 153 (19.5)
   Mother's ethnic group
Mandinka 426 (54.4)
Fula 95 (12.1)
Wolof 87 (11.1)
Jola 78 (10.0)
Serere 37 (4.7)
Serahula 22 (2.8)
Manjago 11 (1.4)
Other 27 (3.5)
   Duration of education of the mother
0-4 years 199 (25.4)
5 and more years 403 (51.5)
Unknown 181 (23.1)
   Placental malaria
Not infected 709 (90.6)
Acute 21 (2.7)
Chronic 16 (2.0)
Past 37 (4.7)
Baby's characteristics, N = 783   
   Year of birth
2002 164 (21.0)
2003 218 (27.8)
2004 277 (35.4)
2005 (January - July) 124 (15.8)