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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients

From: IgG subclass responses to excreted-secreted antigens of Plasmodium falciparum in a low-transmission malaria area of the Peruvian Amazon

  Asymptomatic n = 28 (%) Symptomatic n = 29 (%) Total n = 57 (%) P valued
Sex 0.907
 Male 15 (53.6) 17 (58.6) 32 (56.1)
 Female 13 (46.4) 12 (41.4) 25 (43.9)
Age (years)a 26.0 (18.8–37.2) 26.0 (19.0–35.0) 26.0 (19.0–36.0) 0.975e
Parasite density (/µl)a 405 (0–1856) 2735 (1130–5824) 1171 (294–4323) < 0.001e
Helminths 0.506
 No 18 (64.3) 22 (75.9) 40 (70.2)
 Yes 10 (35.7) 7 (24.1) 17 (29.8)
Self-medication < 0.001
 No 25 (89.3) 9 (31.0) 34 (59.6)
 Antibiotics 1 (3.57) 0 (0.00) 1 (1.75)
 Anti-inflammatory 2 (7.14) 1 (3.45) 3 (5.26)
 Antipyretic 0 (0.00) 19 (65.5) 19 (33.3)
PCVb 39.1 ± 3.57 39.2 ± 4.30 39.1 ± 3.93 0.950f
Community 0.890
Zungarococha 7 (25.0) 5 (17.2) 12 (21.1)
Puerto Almendra 5 (17.9) 6 (20.7) 11 (19.3)
Nina Rumi 8 (28.6) 8 (27.6) 16 (19.3)
Llancham 8 (28.6) 10 (34.5) 18 (31.6)
Above the expected height/weightc  
 No 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Yes 28 (100.0) 29 (100) 57 (100)
Looks healthyc 0.201
 No 3 (10.7) 8 (27.6) 11 (19.3)
 Yes 25 (89.3) 21 (72.4) 46 (80.7)
  1. aNon-normally distributed numerical variables: median (interquartile range)
  2. bPCV (Packed Cell Volume): mean ± standard deviation
  3. cUnder the perception of a health professional
  4. Tests used: dPearson’s Chi squared test, eMann–Whitney test, fT-Student test