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Table 1 Study population characteristics

From: The impact of early life exposure to Plasmodium falciparum on the development of naturally acquired immunity to malaria in young Malawian children

Characteristics of the participants Number (%) [n = 601]
Female 308 (51.2)
Blood haemoglobin concentration, mean ± SD, g/dl 10.8 ± 1.5
Anaemiaa 278 (46.3)
Parasitaemia by microscopy 39 (6.5)
Parasitaemia by RDTb 60 (9.9)
Number of children with malarial episodes 144 (23.9)
Single episode 119 (19.8)
Multiple episodes 25 (4.2)
Low socio-economic status 357 (59.4)
Mother’s education below median 321 (53.4)
  1. aAnaemia defined as Hb ≤ 10.9 g/dl
  2. bRapid diagnostic test