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Table 1 Comparison of clinical and EEG characteristics (continuous variables) between Malawian and Ugandan children with cerebral malaria (value ± SD) (denominators vary due to missing data)

From: Admission EEG findings in diverse paediatric cerebral malaria populations predict outcomes

Variable Uganda (N = 122) Malawi (N = 159) p value for difference
N Mean ± SD N Mean ± SD
Age (years) 122 3.75 ± 1.95 159 4.23 ± 2.27 0.0463
Glucose (mg/dL) 119 6.6 ± 3.4 159 7.1 ± 3.7 0.8200
Parasitemia (parasites/µL) (geometric mean) 116 33,288.5 148 33,239.2 0.9961
Lactate (mmol/L) 117 5.2 (4.0) 159 7.4 (4.1) < 0.0001
Blantyre Coma Score (n/N, %) 0.91
 0   9 (7.4)   12 (7.6)  
 1   57 (46.7)   78 (49.1)  
 2   56 (45.9)   69 (43.4)  
Average voltage (µV) 117 65.77 ± 31.84 151 109.1 ± 55.17 < 0.0001
Maximum voltage (µV) 117 198.0 ± 73.16 152 209.9 ± 88.62 0.3866
Dominant frequency (Hz) 115 1.93 ± 0.73 148 2.34 ± 1.09 0.0132