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Table 3 Distribution of 165 mother/child pairs in the different groups, 2007–2010

From: Evolution of the levels of human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G) in Beninese infant during the first year of life in a malaria endemic area: using latent class analysis

Covariates High trajectory
(n = 28/165)
Intermediate trajectory
(n = 46/165)
Low trajectory
(n = 91/165)
Newborns (165)
Level of sHLA-G    
 3 months 3.29 0.58 0.14
 6 months 3.21 1.35 0.31
 9 months 3.78 2.32 0.33
 12 months 3.88 2.47 0.30
Gender
 Female 17 (60.71 %) 24 (52.17 %) 47 (51.65 %)
 Male 11 (39.28 %) 22 (47.83 %) 44 (48.35 %)
Birth weight 2894.52
(SD = 369.30)
3076.63
(SD = 500.10)
2928.57
(SD = 437.05)
Low birth weight 17.86 % (n = 5) 13.04 % (n = 6) 7.69 % (n = 7)
Preterm 10.71 % (n = 3) 6.52 % (n = 3) 13.19 % (n = 12)
Detectable sHLA-G in cord blood 96.43 % (n = 27) 73.91 % (n = 34) 41.76 % (n = 38)
Number of malaria infections during the follow-up 1.11
(SD = 1.31)
0.96
(SD = 1.46)
1.13 (SD = 1.41)
Mothers (165)
Age (years) 26.54 (SD = 6.08) 28.15 (SD = 6.06) 25.78 (SD = 6.48)
Parity 25.00 % (7) 13.04 % (6) 19.78 % (18)
Placental malaria 21.43 % (6) 26.09 % (12) 36.26 % (33)
Detectable sHLA-G in peripheral maternal blood 100.00 % (28) 93.48 % (43) 63.74 % (58)