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Table 3 Risk of presenting with particular criteria of severe malaria according to age ≥60 versus <60 years

From: Severe malaria in Europe: an 8-year multi-centre observational study

  Patients ≥60 years n = 22 Patients <60 years n = 163 p value
Cerebral malaria 12 (54) 34 (21) 0.001
Acute renal failure 8 (36) 28 (17) 0.04
Hyperparasitaemia 17 (77) 120 (73) 0.8
Jaundice 8 (36) 73 (44) 0.5
Liver function test >3 times upper normal 7 (31) 29 (17) 0.15
Shock 6 (27) 21 (13) 0.1
Anaemia 3 (14) 24 (15) 1.0
Respiratory failure 3 (14) 19 (12) 0.7
Acidosis 2 (9) 7 (4) 0.29
Spontaneous bleeding 3 (13) 10 (6) 0.19
Hypoglycaemia 1 (5) 5 (3) 0.53
Multiple convulsions 0 (0) 3(2) 1.0
  1. Data are number of patients (%)