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Table 2 Characteristics of 102 children with severe (SM) or uncomplicated (UM) malaria

From: Immunoglobulin response to Plasmodium falciparum RESA proteins in uncomplicated and severe malaria

  SM (n = 54) UM (n = 48) P
Sex ratio (M/F) 1.7 (34/20) 1.4 (28/20) 0.63c
Age (years): mean (±SD) 2.9 (±1.7) 7.1 (±3.8) <0.0001d
Fever duration (days): median (interquartile range IQ25–75)a 4 (3–5) 3 (2–5) 0.07e
Axillary temperature (°C): mean ± SDb 38.4 (±0.8) 38.9 (±1.0) 0.01d
Parasitaemia (%): median (interquartile range IQ25–75) 4.3 (1.1–13.0) 3.0 (1.0–6.0) 0.06e
Haemoglobin genotype (n)
 HbAA 46 36 0.41c
 HbAS or HbSS 4 6
 HbAC or HbCC 4 6
resa2 T1526G allele (n)
 W 43 43 0.19c
 WM 3 3
 M 8 2
  1. a1 missing value.
  2. b16 missing values.
  3. c P value of the Chi-Square test.
  4. d P value of the Student’s unpaired-t test.
  5. e P value of the Mann–Whitney U test.