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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of study population

From: Malaria parasitaemia, anaemia and malnutrition in children less than 15 years residing in different altitudes along the slope of Mount Cameroon: prevalence, intensity and risk factors

Parameter Total
% (N) 100 (828)
Sex
 Female 52.4 (434)
 Male 47.6 (394)
Age groups in years
 < 5 34.9 (289)
 5–9 41.3 (342)
 10–14 23.8 (197)
Educational level of parent/caregiver
 No formal (n) 5.9 (44)
 Primary (n) 52.2 (392)
 Secondary (n) 35.6 (267)
 Tertiary (n) 6.4 (48)
Altitude of residence
 Highland (n) 51.1 (423)
 Lowland (n) 48.9 (405)
LLIN use
 Yes 49.9 (413)
 No 50.1 (415)
Clinical
 Mean age (SD) in years 6.5 (3.6)
 Mean weight (SD) in kg 24.9 (19.5)
 Mean height (SD) in cm 111.7 (23.5)
 Mean temperature (SD) in  °C 36.7 (0.7)
 Fever prevalence (n) 9.5 (79)
 Malaria parasite prevalence (n) 41.7 (345)
 Mean haemoglobin level (g/dL) 10.7 (0.7)
 Anaemia prevalence (n) 56.2 (465)
 Malarial anaemia prevalence (n) 27.7 (201)
 Non malaria anaemia prevalence (n) 28.5 (236)
 Malnutrition (n) 34.8 (288)
 Wasting (n) 25.7 (87)a
 Underweight (n) 19.9 (136)b
 Stunting (n) 23.7 (196)
  1. aWasting was evaluated for 338 participants ≤ 5 years
  2. bUnderweight was evaluated for 683 participants ≤ 10 years