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Table 2 Comparison of Adult and Pediatric Patients

From: Cost comparison of microscopy vs. empiric treatment for malaria in southwestern nigeria: a prospective study

  Adult (N = 170) Pediatric (N = 134) P-value
Consumed antimalarials prior to visit 28% (47) 39% (52) 0.039
Did not consume prior antimalarials 72% (123) 61% (82)  
Female 61% (104) 40% (54) <0.001
Male 39% (66) 60% (80)  
Giemsa Stain Blood Smear Negative (-) 74% (125) 48% (64) <0.001
Giemsa Stain Blood Smear Positive (+) 26% (45) 52% (70)  
  1. Note: P values using Chi-square test.