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Table 2 The prevalence of P. falciparum and non-falciparum malaria infections overall at first ANC visit according to baseline characteristics

From: Non-falciparum malaria infections in pregnant women in West Africa

  Uninfected P. falciparum infection Non-falciparum infection
  No. % No. % No. %
Gravidity       
 Primigravid 754 54.7 605 43.9 20 1.5
 Secundigravid 736 64.8 385 33.9 15 1.3
Gestational agea       
 <20 weeks 510 55.6 397 43.3 10 1.1
 20–24 weeks 794 59.9 509 38.4 23 1.7
 25–30 weeks 187 68.0 86 31.3 2 0.7
Age       
 Under 18 years 194 61.4 119 37.7 3 0.9
 18–20 years 656 53.8 542 44.4 22 1.8
 21–24 years 434 64.4 234 34.7 6 0.9
 25 years + 211 66.8 101 32.0 4 1.3
Educational levelb       
 1-none 689 59.6 452 39.1 15 1.3
 2-basic 557 56.3 416 42.0 17 1.7
 3-secondary 210 65.8 107 33.5 2 0.6
 4-tertiary 20 57.1 14 40.0 1 2.9
Season enrolledc       
 Early wet (6–8) 614 69.6 261 29.6 7 0.8
 Late wet (9–11) 188 45.4 215 51.9 11 2.7
 Early dry (12–2) 251 46.5 282 52.2 7 1.3
 Late dry (3–5) 442 64.1 238 34.5 10 1.4
Socio-economic statusd       
 1-wealthiest 375 77.8 99 20.5 8 1.7
 2-wealthy 325 67.8 142 29.6 12 2.5
 3-medium 262 54.5 217 45.1 2 0.4
 4-poor 230 48.0 241 50.3 8 1.7
 5-poorest 226 46.1 259 52.9 5 1.0
  1. aGestational age at enrolment assessed by symphysis-fundal height
  2. bEducational level reported by the mother at the enrolment visit
  3. cSeason enrolled indicates the month of the year when the woman first presented to ANC and was enrolled into the study
  4. dSocio-economic status defined using principal components analysis of durable household assets and household amenities, as described in [16]