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Table 2 Predictors of asymptomatic Plasmodium infection in univariate and multivariate analyses

From: High prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infections in adults, Ashanti Region, Ghana, 2018

Variable Median (IQR) Univariate Multivariatea
PCR positive PCR negative P-value β P-value
White blood cells (× 109/l) 5.5 (4.7–6.7) 5.7 (4.6–6.9) 0.741 0.04 0.822
Haemoglobin (mg/l) 13.1 (12.3–14.2) 13.2 (12.3–14.3) 0.747 − 0.14 0.346
Platelets (× 109/l) 225 (183–271) 253 (196–308) 0.004 − 17.94 0.03
  1. For univariate analyses Wilcoxon rank-sum test was used, multivariate analyses were performed using linear regression
  2. aAdjusted for age, gender and village