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Table 2 Characteristics of the study children by number of malaria episodes

From: Identification of different malaria patterns due to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in Ethiopian children: a prospective cohort study

Characteristics Malaria episodes, N (%)
1 2 3 4 None (censored)
For P. vivax episodes
 Gender
  Male (N = 1059) 129 (12.2) 25 (2.3) 4 (0.4) 2 (0.2) 899 (84.9)
  Female (N = 981) 130 (13.3) 10 (1.0) 6 (0.6) 1 (0.1) 834 (85.0)
 Age
  ≤3 years (N = 974) 155 (15.9) 15 (1.6) 6 (0.6) 1 (0.1) 797 (81.8)
  3–7 years (N = 856) 86 (10.1) 18 (2.1) 2 (0.2) 2 (0.2) 748 (87.4)
  ≥7 years (N = 210) 18 (8.5) 2 (1.0) 2 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 188 (89.5)
For P. falciparum episodes
 Gender
  Male (N = 1059) 212 (20.0) 51 (4.8) 5 (0.5) 1 (0.1)a 790 (74.6)
  Female (N = 981) 209 (21.3) 68 (5.9) 2 (0.2) 702 (71.6)
 Age
  ≤3 years (N = 974) 213 (21.9) 57 (5.9) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 703 (72.1)
  3–7 years (N = 856) 170 (19.9) 45 (5.3) 2 (7.1) 0 (0.0) 639 (74.7)
  ≥7 years (N = 210) 38 (18.1) 17 (8.1) 4 (1.9) 1 (0.5) 150 (71.4)
  1. aThis child had an additional episode (5th episode)