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Table 1 Demographic data and malaria history per parasite species

From: Clinical profile of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in low and unstable malaria transmission settings of Colombia

   P. falciparum (n = 650) P. vivax (n = 673) p value b
   Median IQR a Median IQR  
Age (years)   24 16-38 19 12-33 <0.001
Time of residence (years)   4 1-4 4 3-4 0.365
Previous malaria episodes   2 1-3 3 1-5 <0.001
Days of illness   4 2-6 4 3-5 0.689
Frequencies   n % n % p value c
Male   334 51.4 399 59.3 0.004
Race       
  Afro-descendant 526 80.9 230 34.2 <0.001
  Mestizo 91 14.0 415 61.7 <0.001
  Indigenous 28 4.3 22 3.3 0.322
Occupation       
  Student 237 36.5 226 33.6 0.272
  Housewife 177 27.2 150 22.3 0.037
  Farmer 47 7.2 141 21.0 <0.001
  Otherd 189 29.1 155 23 0.251
Previous malaria episodes (YES)   222 34.2 452 67.2 <0.001
Malaria episodes in the last year   65 29.2 232 51.3 <0.001
Anti-malarial treatmente   43 19.4 314 69.5 <0.001
  1. aIQR: interquartile range. bp value using Mann–Whitney test between P. falciparum and P. vivax. cp value using the Chi-square test between P. falciparum and P. vivax. dfisherman, miner, timber exploitation, other. etreatment for the last malaria episode. Most frequent and significant data are highlighted in bold.