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Table 2 Demographic, clinical, parasitological, and haematological characteristics of patients treated with AL 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 YMH SMH BMH BGH HMH TAGH EWP TOTAL
n = 58 n = 60 n = 43 n = 63 n = 63 n = 60 n = 58 n = 67 N = 472
Male/female 29/29 32/28 20/23 34/29 32/31 33/27 32/26 37/30 249/223
Age group
 < 5 years (%) 33 (56.9) 33 (55.0) 32 (74.4) 45 (71.4) 34 (54.0) 19 (31.7) 37 (63.8) 34 (50.7) 267 (56.6)
 5–9 years 25 27 11 18 29 41 21 33 205
Weight (kg)          
 Mean weight (sd) 15.9 (5.2) 14.0 (6.0) 15.4 (4.7) 14.1 (4.3) 17.3 (6.9) 17.8 (5.3) 16.2 (5.9) 17.1 (5.8) 16.0 (5.7)
 Range (min, max) 8.0, 29.0 5.0, 35.0 8.0, 30.0 8.0, 26.0 7.0, 35.0 7.8, 32.0 6.2, 33.0 7.0, 40.0 5.0, 40.0
Axillary temperature in °C
 Mean temperature (sd) 38.5 (1.2) 37.6 (0.9) 37.1 (0.8) 38.3 (1.2) 38.0 (1.3) 38.2 (0.9) 38.3 (1.0) 38.0 (1.1) 38.0 (1.1)
 Range (min, max) 36.1, 40.5 36.0, 39.5 35.5, 39.8 35.7, 41.5 35.8, 40.8 37.0, 40.8 35.7, 40.2 36.1, 40.7 35.5, 41.5
Asexual parasitaemia/µl
 Geometric mean 14,454 36,433 23,957 21,975 54,373 40,198 2941 44,238 23,534
 Range (min, max) 2200, 183,680 1035, 218,877 1040, 211,400 2528, 215,615 5963, 226,615 5040, 24,783 1120, 65,800 1200, 249,960 1035, 249,960
 Gametocytaemia (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Haemoglobin level in g/dl
 Mean (sd) 9.5 (1.6) 9.0 (1.5) 10.4 (1.2) 9.7 (1.3) 10.4 (1.4) 10.2 (1.1) 10.9 (1.8) 10.8 (1.7) 10.1 (1.6)
 Range (min, max) 6.2, 11.9 5.4, 13.4 7.3, 12.5 6.4, 13.0 7.2, 13.8 7.1, 12.3 7.7, 15.2 6.5, 16.6 5.4, 16.6
  1. sd standard deviation, NWMH Navrongo War Memorial Hospital, YMH Yendi Municipal Hospital, SMH Sunyani Municipal Hospital, BMH Bekwai Municipal Hospital, BGH Begoro Government Hospital, HMH Hohoe Municipal Hospital, TAGH Tarkwa Apinto Government Hospital, EWP Ewim Polyclinic