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Table 4 Number (proportion) of participants with a positive Plasmodium RT-PCR at week 16

From: Effect of a short course of iron polymaltose on acquisition of malarial parasitaemia in anaemic Indonesian schoolchildren: a randomized trial

  IPM group No. (%) Placebo group No. (%) P value
Overall 46/278 (16.6) 41/286 (14.3) 0.47
Iron status baseline
 Iron replete 41/205 (20.0) 28/210 (13.3) 0.07
 Iron deficient 5/73 (12.6) 13/76 (17.1) 0.06
MCV baseline
 Microcytosis 31/143 (21.7) 31/161 (19.3) 0.60
 No microcytosis 15/135 (11.1) 10/124 (8.1) 0.41