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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants (N = 140)

From: Gametocyte carriage after seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Plasmodium falciparum infected asymptomatic children

Characteristic Group
SMC (n = 65) Comparison (n = 75)
Gender (female), n (%) 31 (47.7) 35 (46.7)
Age (years), median (IQR) 3.6 (2.7–4.5) 6.5 (5.2–7.5)
Weight (kg), median (IQR) 12.8 (11.0–14.2) 18.0 (15.5–20.6)
Haemoglobin (g/dL), median (IQR) 10.9 (9.9–12.0) 11.1 (10.0–12.2)
Asexual parasite density (per µL), geometric mean (95%CI) 0.53 (0.16–1.78) 0.59 (0.15–2.36)