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Table 1 Baseline characteristic of children

From: Cognitive performance of children living in endemic areas for Plasmodium vivax

Characteristic Case (n = 17) Control (n = 26) p value
n % n %
Area of residence      0.805
 Urban 13 76 19 73  
 Rural 4 24 6 27  
Gender      0.190
 Male 10 59 10 38  
 Female 7 41 16 62  
Previous episodes of malariaa      <0.001
 1 0 0    
 2 3 17    
 3 3 17    
 >4 11 66    
Last episode of malaria, monthsb 16 (5)     
Guardian      
 Mother 16 94 19 73 0.119
 Others 1 6 7 27  
Guardian scholar degree      
 Fundamental 14 82 10 38 0.011
 Intermediary 3 18 16 46  
Familiar stipend, dollars      0.127
 <100 6 35 4 15  
 >100 11 65 22 85  
  1. aNumber of previous episodes of malaria vivax reported by the guardian of children
  2. bInterval between the last episode of malaria and the inclusion in the study