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Table 3 Clinical findings of patients with malaria parasites antigenaemia

From: Evaluating the potential of using urine and saliva specimens for malaria diagnosis in suspected patients in Ghana

Clinical parameters Overall (n = 381) Kotoku (n = 94) Mayera (n = 71) Oduman (n = 127) Pokuase (n = 89)
Haemoglobin concentration
 < 9.9 g/dL n (%) 132 (34.6) 33 (35.1) 29 (40.8) 49 (38.5) 21 (23.6)
 10.0–12.5 g/dL n (%) 170 (44.6) 43 (45.7) 31 (43.6) 57 (44.8) 39 (43.8)
 > 12.5 g/dL n (%) 79 (20.7) 18 (19.1) 11 (15.4) 21 (16.5) 29 (32.6)
Occult blood in saliva
 Present n (%) 199 (52.2) 42 (44.7) 52 (73.2) 59 (46.4) 46 (51.6)
 Absent n (%) 182 (47.8) 52 (55.3) 19 (26.8) 68 (53.5) 43 (48.3)
Micro-haematuria
 Present n (%) 112 (29.4) 29 (30.8) 27 (38.0) 31 (24.4) 25 (28.1)
 Absent n (%) 269 (70.6) 65 (69.1) 44 (61.9) 96 (75.5) 64 (71.9)
Temperature (°C)
 37.5–38.0 78 (37.8)a 11 (11.7)a 7 (9.8)a 19 (14.9)a 10 (11.2)a
 38.1–39.0 130 (38.7)a 14 (14.9)a 15 (21.1)a 33 (25.9)a 27 (30.3)a
 > 39.0 173 (39.4)a 69 (73.4)a 49 (69.0)a 75 (59.0)a 52 (58.4)a
  1. Kotoku Kotoku Health Centre, Mayera Mayera Health Centre, Oduman Oduman Health Centre, Pokuase Pokuase Health Centre
  2. aPresented as number (mean)