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Table 2 Asymptomatic malaria, anemia and growth status

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

  Asymptomatic malaria Anemia OR (95 % CI)
No N (%) Yes N (%)
Total sample (N = 319) + 7 (35.0) 13 (65.0) 5.17 (1.99–13.43)*
220 (73.6) 79 (26.4) 1.00
Underweight/not underweight
 No underweight (n = 196) + 4 (36.4) 7 (63.6) 5.00 (1.40 − 17.82)*
137 (74.1) 48 (25.9) 1.00
 Underweight (n = 123) + 3 (33.3) 6 (66.7) 5.35 (1.26–22.74)*
83 (72.8) 31 (27.2) 1.00
Stunting/not stunting
 No stunting + 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7) 6.38 (1.13–36.08)*
134 (76.1) 42 (23.9) 1.00
 Stunting + 5 (35.7) 9 (64.3) 4.18 (1.31–13.34)*
86 (69.9) 37 (30.1) 1.00
  1. * p < 0.05