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Table 2 Social demographic characteristics of recruited infants (n = 206)

From: Prenatal exposure to Plasmodium falciparum increases frequency and shortens time from birth to first clinical malaria episodes during the first two years of life: prospective birth cohort study

Characteristics Infants born to pm+ mothers n (%) Infants born to pm− mothers n (%) Chi square test p value
Infants birth weight (kg)
<2.5 10 (24.4) 16 (9.6) 0.01
≥2.5 31 (75.6) 149 (90.4)
Gender
Female 17 (41.5) 88 (53.3) 0.17
Male 24 (58.5) 77 (46.7)
Season of birth
Dry season 9 (30) 19 (11.5) 0.08
Wet season 32 (70) 146 (88.5)
Use of ITN 41 (100) 165 (100)
  1. (%) represents the numbers of infants and their percentages in brackets
  2. ITN insecticide treated bed nets, pm− placental malaria negative, pm+ placental malaria positive