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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the afebrile study participants

From: Comparative analysis of asexual and sexual stage Plasmodium falciparum development in different red blood cell types

Afebrile HB genotype
HbSS (n = 35) HbSC (n = 31)
Sex (F/M) 16/19 17/14
BG (O/A/B) 24/7/4 14/6/10
Age (years)
 Min–max 13–55 14–47
 Median (IQR) 24 (20–30) 26 (19–55)
  1. Uncomplicated malaria—axillary temperature at or above 37.5 °C and presence of malaria parasites by microscopy; afebrile—axillary temperature below 37.5 °C and absence of malaria parasites by microscopy as well as negative by a malaria RDT
  2. F female, M male, BG blood group, PD Parasite density measured as parasite, p per microlitre; min minimum, max maximum, IQR interquartile range (25–75%); RDT HRP2 based malaria rapid diagnostic test positivity rate, Temp axillary temperature, ND not done, NP no parasite observed by microscopy