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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Frequency of RANTES gene polymorphisms and their association with incidence of malaria: a longitudinal study on children in Iganga district, Uganda

Age in years (mean, SD) 3.92 ± 2.32
Sex, n (%)
 Male 223 (52.7)
 Female 200 (47.3)
Weight in kg (mean, SD) 15.47 ± 5.21
Blood group, n (%)
 O+ 166 (39.4)
 A+ 96 (22.8)
 B+ 128 (30.4)
 AB 27 (6.4)
 Non O (A+ B+ AB + others) 255 (60.6)
Sickle cell genotype, n (%)
 Wild type (Hb AA) 303 (73.2)
 Heterozygous (Hb AS) 110 (26.6)
 Homozygous (Hb SS) 1 (0.2)
Mean haemoglobin, SD (g/dL) 11.97 ± 1.46
Malaria history, n (%)
 Yes 400 (94.6)
 No 15 (3.5)
 Not sure 8 (1.9)
Reported ITN use, n (%)
 Yes 373 (88.2)
 No 50 (11.8)
Reported previous anti-malarial drug use, n (%)
 Yes 403 (95.3)
 No 14 (3.3)
 Not sure 6 (1.4)