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Table 2 Baseline clinical and parasitological parameters of the 2752 children enrolled in the study

From: Factors contributing to delay in parasite clearance in uncomplicated falciparum malaria in children

Variables Mean ± SD (range) 95% CI
Age (year) 6.1 ± 3.0 (0.5-12) 6.0-6.2
   No. < 5 years 1716 (63%)  
Weight (kg) 17.3 ± 6.4 (5-47) 17.0-17.6
Axillary temperature (°C) (n = 2428) 38.3 ± 1.2 (34-42) 38.2-38.3
   No. with > 40°C 210  
Haematocrit (%) (n = 994) 30.5 ± 4.8 (10-51) 30.1-30.7
   No. with < 30% 380  
Parasitaemia (/μl)   
   GM 34,044 30,400-33,664
   Range 2009-1,194,285  
   No with > 100,000 (/μl) 638 (23.2%)  
   No. with >250,000 (/μl) 187 (6.8%)  
Gametocytaemia (/μl) GM 27 (6 - 4188)  
Duration of illness (d) 3.0 ± 1.4 (1-14) 2.9-3.0
Duration of vomiting (d) 1.3 ± 1.4 (1-9) 1.2-1.3
  1. GM, geometric mean