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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants (n = 319)

From: Asymptomatic malaria, growth status, and anaemia among children in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics N (%) Mean SD Asymptomatic Pf infection N OR (95 % CI)
Age in months (total)    88.3 20.6 20  
Range: 30–119 months
 Male 160 (50.2)    11 1.23 (0.50–3.06)
 Female 159 (49.8)    9 1.00
Height for age Z score    −1.65 1.38   
 Male    −1.65a 1.31   
 Female    −1.65a 1.44   
Stunting 137 (42.9)    14 3.34 (1.25–8.93)
No stunting 182 (57.1)    6 1.00
Weight for age Z score    −1.66 1.17   
 Male    −1.72b 1.10   
 Female    −1.60b 1.24   
Underweight 123 (38.6)    9 1.33 (0.53–3.30)
No underweight 196 (61.4)    11 1.00
Hemoglobin g/L    119.0 12.6  
 Male    118.9c 13.4  
 Female    119.2c 11.7  
  59 months or younger 33 (10.3) 117.9d 12.4   
 60 months or younger 286 (89.7) 119.2d 12.6   
Anaemia 92 (28.8)    13 5.17 (1.99–13.43)
No anaemia 227 (71.2)    7 1.00
 Male 52 (32.5)     1.11 (0.96–1.27)
 Female 40 (24.2)     1.00
 Severe 2 (0.6)    0  
 Moderate 49 (15.4)    10  
 Mild 41 (12.9)    3  
  1. p values by t test
  2. ap=0.99
  3. bp=0.36
  4. cp=0.81
  5. dp=0.60