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Table 1 Study population characteristics

From: Infections with Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy affect VAR2CSA DBL-5 domain-specific T cell cytokine responses

  Inclusion sub-group (n = 142)a Delivery sub-group (n = 125)a
Primigravid 38 23
Secundi-/multi-gravid 104 102
Age, mean (SD) in years 25 (6) 26 (6)
Gravidity score, mean (SD) 2.9 (1.9) 3.2 (1.9)
% Low birth weight (LBW: <2500 g) 13 15
% Anemic (Hb < 11 g/dl)
 At inclusion 70 60
 At delivery 42 41
At inclusion
 P. falciparum infected, n (%)
  Microscopy 71 (50) 25 (14)
  PCR 19 (13) 34 (25)
At delivery
 P. falciparum infected, n (%)
  Microscopy 20 (19) 37 (30)
  PCR 36 (20) 37 (30)
  1. a22 women overlap at inclusion and at delivery