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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Recent uptake of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine is associated with increased prevalence of Pfdhfr mutations in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Characteristic Total (N = 101) IPTp-SP− (n = 52) IPTp-SP+ (n = 49) P value
Mean age (years, ±SD) 22.8 ± 5.0 22.1 ± 4.6 23.5 ± 5.3 0.16a
Age group     0.90a
 ≤20 45 (44.5) 23 (44.2) 22 (44.9)  
 >20 56 (55.5) 29 (55.8) 27 (55.1)  
Education     0.53a
 No formal schooling 67 (66.3) 33 (63.5) 34 (69.4)  
 Formal schooling 34 (33.7) 19 (36.5) 15 (30.6)  
Gravidity     0.05a
 Primigravida 75 (74.3) 43 (82.7) 32 (65.3)  
 Multigravida 26 (25.7) 9 (17.3) 17 (34.7)  
Residence     0.10a
 Lafiabougou 43 (42.6) 18 (41.9) 25 (58.1)  
 Kua 58 (57.4) 34 (58.6) 24 (41.4)  
Median of parasite/μL (IQR) 2960 (5120) 2100 (4140) 4080 (11,080) 0.06b
Mean haemoglobin (g/dL), ±SD 10.3 ± 1.7 10.4 ± 1.7 10.1 ± 1.7 0.30c
Anaemia (% Hb < 11 g/dL) 64 (36.6) 31 (40.4) 33 (32.7) 0.40a
  1. aPearson Chi square Test
  2. b Wilcoxon rank-sum test
  3. c Student’s t test