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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients included in the analysis

From: Baseline data of parasite clearance in patients with falciparum malaria treated with an artemisinin derivative: an individual patient data meta-analysis

Parameter Median (range) [n or n/N]
Age (years) 10 (0.1–70) [6970]
Parasitaemia (/µL) 70,336 (1000–2,285,920) [6966]
Temperature (°C) 38.0 (34.1–41.5) [3266]
Haemoglobin (g/dL) 12.4 (2.1–19.9) [1812]
Haematocrit (%) 35.0 (11.3–50) [3251]
Anaemiaa
 None 59 [2359/3966]
 Moderate 36 [1422/3966]
 Severe 5 [185/3966]
Feverb 66 [2164/3266]
Gametocytaemia 32 [1610/5045]
Female 35 [2417/6876]
  1. aDefined according to WHO guidelines [23]. For studies where only haematocrit was measured, the following relationship was used to estimate haemoglobin concentration: Haematocrit = 5.62 + 2.60 × Haemoglobin [24]
  2. bDefined as axillary temperature >37.5 °C