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Table 4 Comparison of haematological indices between Plasmodium falciparum-infected and malaria-negative schoolchildren in Bajil district, Hodeidah governorate, Yemen (2017–2018)

From: Uncomplicated falciparum malaria among schoolchildren in Bajil district of Hodeidah governorate, west of Yemen: association with anaemia and underweight

Indices P. falciparum-infected schoolchildren (n = 32) Malaria-negative schoolchildren (n = 368) p-value
Mean ± SD
Hb concentration (g/dL) 10.7 ± 1.0 11.7 ± 1.1 < 0.001
RBC count (× 1012/L) 4.6 ± 0.5 4.9 ± 0.4 0.002
Total WBC count(× 109/L) 5.5 ± 1.2 6.6 ± 1.9 0.001
Neutrophil count (%) 36.8 ± 11.8 39.5 ± 9.7 0.144
Lymphocyte count (%) 48.1 ± 11.3 47.0 ± 9.4 0.505
Monocyte count (%) 8.6 ± 2.3 7.7 ± 2.2 0.031
Eosinophil count (%) 6.3 ± 1.6 5.7 ± 1.7 0.077
Platelet count (× 109/L) 297.5 ± 65.9 347.6 ± 91.0 0.002
  1. Hb haemoglobin; RBC red blood cell; WBC white blood cell; SD standard deviation