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Table 1 Demographic and parasitological characteristics of the study population in Tanzania

From: High-level Plasmodium falciparum sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance with the concomitant occurrence of septuple haplotype in Tanzania

Parameters Study site P value
Muheza (n = 88) Muleba (n = 88) Nachingwea (n = 88)
Median age (years) (25–75 % IQR) 4.2 (2.1–6.3) 4.4 (2.2–13.0) 5.2 (2.9–12.6) 0.16
Sex, female n (%) 42 (47.7) 48 (54.5) 51 (58.0) 0.38
Mean haemoglobin (g/dL), (SD)a 10.4 (1.8) 9.9 (2.4) 9.7 (2.4) 0.08
GMPD (95 % CI)a 18,603 (13,280–26,060) 3700 (1899–7211) 12,968 (8066–20,848) <0.001
Fever at presentation (≥37.5 °C), n (%) 65 (73.9) 59 (67.1) 47 (53.4) 0.02
Antimalarial treatment history, n (%) NA 10 (11.4) 5 (6.2) 0.23
  1. Significant values are in boldface
  2. IQR inter-quartile range, GMPD geometric mean parasite density, asexual parasites/µL of blood
  3. aOne way ANOVA was used to test the differences between the study sites