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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface antigen-specific cytophilic IgG and control of malaria infection in a Beninese birth cohort

Individuals (n = 399) Variables* Characteristics (%; n)
Mothers Intermittent preventive treatment (n = 399) Yes: 82% (327) No: 18% (72)
Gravidity status (n = 399) Primigravidity: 15% (58) Multigravidity: 85% (341)
Placental malaria (n = 383) Yes: 10% (37) No: 90% (346)
Infants Low birth weight (< 2500 g) (n = 399) Yes: 12% (46) No: 88% (353)
Prematurity (n = 399) Yes: 11% (45) No: 89% (354)
Gender (n = 399) Female: 50% (201) Male: 50% (198)
Ethnicity (n = 390) Tori: 74% (289) Fon: 10% (39) Others: 16% (62)
Bed net possession (n = 399) Yes: 65% (258) No: 35% (141)
HbAS (n = 381) Yes: 23% (87) No: 77% (294)
  1. *Data on different variables are not available for all individuals