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Table 1 Demographic, clinical, parasitological, and haematological characteristics of patients treated with AS–AQ at baseline

From: Therapeutic efficacy of artesunate–amodiaquine and artemether–lumefantrine combinations for uncomplicated malaria in 10 sentinel sites across Ghana: 2015–2017

Characteristic NWMH WRH SMH BMH BGH HMH TAGH LEKMH EWP TOTAL
n = 55 n = 51 n = 54 n = 63 n = 62 n = 61 n = 61 n = 23 n = 62 N = 492
Male/female 24/31 27/24 28/26 30/33 25/37 33/28 38/23 7/16 32/30 244/248
Age group
 < 5 years (%) 21 (38.2) 37 (72.5) 35 (64.8) 44 (69.8) 32 (51.6) 37 (60.7) 34 (55.7) 14 (60.9) 29 (46.8) 283 (57.5)
 5–9 years 34 14 19 19 30 24 27 9 33 209
Weight (kg)
 Mean weight (sd) 17.9 (6.0) 14.4 (5.3) 16.1 (5.1) 14.7 (4.9) 16.0 (6.1) 15.5 (4.6) 16.0 (5.4) 17.6 (5.5) 17.2 (6.0) 16.1 (5.5)
 Range (min, max) 8.0, 30.0 7.1, 27.0 7.0, 27.0 6.6, 35.0 6.1, 32.3 8.0, 27.0 7.2, 29.0 9.0, 29.4 6.7, 30.0 6.1, 35.0
Axillary temperature in °C
 Mean temperature (sd) 38.7 (0.8) 37.9 (1.0) 37.7 (0.9) 38.2 (1.1) 37.7 (1.1) 38.0 (1.0) 38.6 (1.1) 38.1 (1.2) 38.2 (1.1) 38.1 (1.1)
 Range (min, max) 37.5, 40.4 36.0, 39.8 36.0, 39.8 35.4, 40.3 35.2, 39.7 36.2, 40.1 36.0, 40.4 35.9, 39.7 35.8, 40.5 35.2, 40.5
Asexual parasitaemia/µl
 Geometric mean 53,441 42,754 31,815 39,961 29,423 36,917 9039 18,747 41,089 31,119
 Range (min, max) 3200, 217,182 1200, 247,040 1391, 208,000 2365, 246,227 1822, 146,686 1747, 206,502 1000, 163,343 3248, 101,423 1340, 229,410 1000, 247,040
 Gametocytaemia (%) 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.6 0.0 3.2 1.0
Haemoglobin level in g/dl
 Mean (sd) 9.6 (1.6) 8.8 (1.8) 10.0 (1.7) 10.3 (2.0) 10.8 (1.9) 10.1 (1.4) 10.5 (1.6) 9.9 (1.7) 10.8 (1.4) 10.1 (1.8)
 Range (min, max) 6.0, 12.7 5.4, 12.8 6.0, 12.9 6.4, 16.0 5.1, 13.9 6.5, 13.3 6.1, 13.1 7.1, 12.2 7.2, 13.9 5.1, 16.0
  1. sd standard deviation, NWMH Navrongo War Memorial Hospital, WRH Wa Regional Hospital, SMH Sunyani Municipal Hospital, BMH Bekwai Municipal Hospital, BGH Begoro Government Hospital, HMH Hohoe Municipal Hospital, TAGH Tarkwa Apinto Government Hospital, LEKMH Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Hospital, EWP Ewim Polyclinic