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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of patients’ age, fever duration, on admission total leucocyte counts and parasite index

From: Surmised total leucocyte counts miscalculate the parasite index of Plasmodium vivax malaria patients of tertiary and primary care settings in South-Western India

  Tertiary care hospital (N = 156) Primary health centres (N = 128)
Parameters Age (years) Fever duration (day) Total leucocyte count (cells/μL) Parasite index (/μL) Age (years) Fever duration (day) Total leucocyte count (cells/μL) Parasite index (/μL)
Range (18–76) (1–60) (1,600-35,000) (22–31,040) (18–75) (1–10) (1,400-9,000) (62–17,712)
Median (IQR) 34 (24–46) 4 (3–6) 5,200 (4,200-6,400) 1,556 (524–3,617) 32 (25–45) 3(2–4) 4,900 (3,800-6,200) 1,520 (504–3,544)
Mean ± SD 36 ± 14 5 ± 4 5,686 ± 3,301 1,367* 36 ± 13 3 ± 2 5,105 ± 1,770 1,235*
95% CI of mean 34-38 4-6 5,168-6,204 1,106 – 1,689* 34-38 2.6-3.4 4,798-5,412 982 – 1,553*
  1. CI = Confidence interval, IQR = interquartile range, SD = standard deviation, *Geometric mean and 95% CI of geometric mean.