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Table 1 Summary of demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters in subjects with malaria and subjects with other febrile illness

From: Clinical and laboratory features associated with serum phosphate concentrations in malaria and other febrile illnesses

 Malaria (n = 542)Other febrile illness (n = 91)P
SexM: 353 (65%), F: 189 (35%)M: 53 (58%), F: 38 (42%)0.205
EthnicityAS: 191 (35%), AF: 273 (50%), C: 78 (14%)AS: 53 (59%), AF: 4 (4%), C: 33 (37%)a< 0.001
 Median [IQR]Median [IQR] 
Age35 [26–47]35 [28–48]0.491
Temperature (°C)38.0 [37.2–39.0]37.7 [36.3–40.0]0.026
Hemoglobin (G/Dl)12.9 [11.4–14.3]b13.3 [12.1–14.5]0.106
Wbc (× 109/L)5.4 [4.4–6.6]9.6 [6.4–13.1]< 0.001
Platelet (× 109/L)102 [65–153]c253 [192–334]< 0.001
Corrected calcium (Mmol/L)2.23 [2.16–2.30]d2.37 [2.32–2.44]< 0.001
Phosphate (Mmol/L)0.88 [0.58–1.12]0.89 [0.73–1.02]0.729
Sodium (Mmol/L)137 [134–139]136 [133–138]a0.068
Potassium (Mmol/L)3.9 [3.6–4.2]4.1 [3.9–4.4]< 0.001
Creatinine (Mmol/L)96 [82–110]76 [67–87]< 0.001
  1. m male, f female, AS Asian, AF African, C Caucasian, WBC White Blood Cell count, IQR interquartile range
  2. an = 90; bn = 541; cn = 540; dn = 539. P for two-sided Chi squared tests for categorical variables and for Mann–Whitney test for continuous variables