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Table 2 Malaria prevalence and geometric mean parasite density by age, gestational age, gravidity, and enrolment location

From: Epidemiology of malaria among pregnant women during their first antenatal clinic visit in the middle belt of Ghana: a cross sectional study

  N Overall parasitaemia Parasite density
GMPD (95% CI) p-value
Total 1647 20.4 (18.5–22.4) 442 (380–515)  
Age
 < 25 582 31.2 (27.6–35.0) 628 (511–772) < 0.001
 ≥ 25 1065 14.5 (12.5–16.8) 293 (238–362)  
Gestation age, weeksa
 < 18 1111 19.9 (17.7–22.3) 427 (352–517) 0.438
 ≥ 18 518 21.7 (18.3–25.4) 480 (370–622)  
Gravidity
 Primigravidae 353 31.0 (26.4–36.0) 721 (554–938) < 0.001
 Secundigravidae 391 23.2 (19.3–27.7) 451 (338–600)  
 Multigravidae 903 15.1 (12.9–17.6) 295 (234–372)  
  1. aGestation age missing for 18 participants