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Table 5 Comparison of characteristics with different species of malaria

From: Haematological profile of children with malaria in Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia

Characteristics of subjects P. vivax P. falciparum Mixed malaria p-value
Sex, n (%)
 Male 49 (26.9) 60 (33) 3 (1.6) 0.637a
 Female 27 (14.8) 42 (23.1) 1 (0.5)
Age (years), median (range) 6.67 (0.33-14) 6 (0.08–15.67) 1.88 (1.42–3) 0.059b
 Age group, n (%)
  < 5 years 32 (17.6) 41 (22.5) 4 (2.2) 0.226a
  5–10 years 25 (13.7) 34 (18.7) 0 (0.0)
  > 10 years 19 (10.4) 27 (14.8) 0 (0.0)
Weight (kg), mean (SD) 18.71 (11.77) 19.49 (10.99) 9.7 (0.36) 0.069b
Hemoglobin, n (%)
 ≤ 5 g/dL 3 (1.6) 9 (4.9) 2 (1.1) 0.005a
 5.1–10 g/dL 34 (18.7) 56 (30.8) 1 (0.5)
 > 10 g/dL 39 (21.4) 37 (20.3) 1 (0.5)
Leukocytes, n (%)
 < 6000 g/dL 23 (12.6) 50 (27.5) 1 (0.5) 0.065a
 6000–11.000 g/dL 36 (19.8) 36 (19.8) 1 (0.5)
 > 11.000 g/dL 17 (9.3) 16 (8.8) 2 (1.1)
Platelets, n (%)
 ≤ 100.000 g/dL 18 (9.9) 37 (20.3) 1 (0.5) 0.192a
 > 100.000 g/dL 58 (31.9) 65 (35.7) 3 (1.6)
Anemia, n (%)
 Yes 54 (29.7) 83 (45.6) 3 (1.6) 0.270a
 No 22 (12.1) 19 (10.4) 1 (0.5)
Thrombocytopenia, n (%)
 Yes 31 (17) 65 (35.7) 1 (0.5) 0.005a
 No 45 (24.7) 37 (20.3) 3 (1.6)
Grading anemia, n (%)
 No anemia 22 (12.1) 19 (10.4) 1 (0.5) 0.256a
 Mild 12 (6.6) 15 (8.2) 0 (0)
 Moderate 30 (16.5) 37 (20.3) 1 (0.5)
 Severe 12 (6.6) 31 (17.0) 2 (1.1)
Severe malaria, n (%)
 Yes 9 (4.9) 13 (7.1) 2 (1.1) 0.087a
 No 67 (36.8) 89 (48.9) 2 (1.1)
Hepatomegaly, n (%)
 Yes 9 (4.9) 31 (17.0) 1 (0.5) 0.021a
 No 67 (36.8) 71 (39.0) 3 (1.6)
Splenomegaly, n (%)
 Yes 7 (3.8) 26 (14.3) 1 (0.5) 0.014a
 No 69 (37.9) 76 (41.8) 3 (1.6)
  1. a Contingency coefficient correlation
  2. b Kruskal-Wallis