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Table 1 Demographic and clinical parameters of patients across the study sites

From: Patterns of inflammatory responses and parasite tolerance vary with malaria transmission intensity

Characteristics Accra Navrongo Kintampo P value
Participants (number) 71 44 58
Female (number, %) 35.3 50.0 43.2 0.270b
Median age (IQR), years 6 (4–9) 4 (3–6) 4 (2–6) 0.005a*
Median parasitemia (IQR), per µL 21,805 (7,172–64,355) 46,351 (18,524–66,679) 70,215 (11,342–209,335) 0.004a*
Mean hemoglobin level (IQR), g/dL 10.5 (9.0–11.6) 9.8 (8.8–10.9) 9.6 (8.1–11.2) 0.007c*
Median temperature (IQR), °C 38.8 (38.0–39.4) 38.0 (37.0–39.0) 37.1 (36.5–38.3) 0.0001a*
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. *Significant difference
  3. aKruskal–Wallis H test
  4. bχ2 test
  5. cOne-way ANOVA