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Table 1 Characteristics of the two groups of 50 infected women by Plasmodium falciparum selected at inclusion and at delivery

From: Dynamics of Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte carriage in pregnant women under intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine in Benin

Characteristics Inclusion Delivery
Parasitaemia (median [IQR]) (parasites/µl blood) 275 (126–563) 456 (0–2121)
Primigravidae (%) 19/47 (40%) 8/50 (16%)
Gestational age (median [IQR]) (weeks) 16.29 (14.35–17.55) 38.65 (36.95–41.05)
Maternal haemoglobin (median [IQR]) (g/dl) 9.8 (9.3–10.8) 10.9 (9.8–11.7)
Maternal age (median [IQR]) (years) 22 (19–28) 25 (20.5–30)
  1. The parasitaemia presented are those deduced from microscopy reading. Infections detected by PCR have not been quantified