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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Accuracy of One Step malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in detecting Plasmodium falciparum placental malaria infection in women living in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Parameters Women at delivery (n = 197)
Median age, years 26 (16–39)
Primipara 71 (36%)
Secundipara 43 (22%)
Multipara 83 (42%)
Hb levels (g/dL) 12.2 (7.5–15.7)
Median parasitaemia in peripheral thick blood smear 4463 (167.5–273,870) parasites/µL
Median parasitaemia in placental intervillous thick blood smear 1306 (83.5–42,405) parasites/µL
Median parasite density in placental tissue impression smear 2.1% (0.006–93) %
Anaemic women 38 (19%)
Uptake of IPT-SP 162 (82%)
Use of insecticide treated bed nets (ITNs) 138 (70%)
  1. Values in the parentheses represent either percentage or range (lowest and highest values)
  2. Hb haemoglobin, IPT-SP intermittent preventive treatment using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine