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Table 1 Characteristics of women with chronic infections compared to new infections during pregnancy

From: Parasite dynamics in the peripheral blood and the placenta during pregnancy-associated malaria infection

  Chronic infection (N = 22) New infection (N = 5) p value
Mean age in years (95 % CI) 19.0 (17.7–20.3) 20.2 (16.4–24.0) 0.5
Primigravid (%) 82 60 0.3
Mean gestational age in weeks at enrollment (95 % CI) 18 (16–20) 16 (11–22) 0.5
Mean number of visits (95 % CI) 7.8 (6.7–8.9) 7.0 (4.0–10.0) 0.5
Had any placental malaria (%) 100a 75 0.2
  1. aAmong those with placental data available