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Table 3 Clinical factors associated with severe malaria

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

Parameters Na Odds ratio (95% CI) P b
Age (years) 86 0.35 (0.17; 0.58) 2.7 × 10−4
Fever duration (days)
 1–2 18 1 0.13
 3–4 41 5.71 (1.01; 42.95)
 ≥5 27 2.69 (0.40; 21.93)
Parasitaemia (quartiles)
 Q1–Q3 (<8%) 71 1 0.04
 Q4 (≥8%) 15 6.70 (1.30; 54.90)
Axillary temperature
 <38°C 23 1 0.06
 38–39.5°C 44 1.03 (0.22; 4.47)
 ≥39.5°C 19 0.12 (0.01; 0.98)
  1. aInformation on axillary temperature was available for 86 children.
  2. bPresented is the final logistic regression model obtained by a stepwise procedure based on AIC criterion.