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Table 1 Description of study participants

From: Significant differences in FcγRIIa, FcγRIIIa and FcγRIIIb genes polymorphism and anti-malarial IgG subclass pattern are associated with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Saudi children

Characteristics Malaria-Free controls (MFC) n = 200 Uncomplicated malaria (UM) n = 218 Severe malaria (SM) n = 182 P value Between Groups
Gender
 Girls n = 321 104(52%) 115 (52.8%) 102 (56%) 0.704
 Boys n = 279 96 (48%) 103 (47.2%) 80 (44%)
Age (mean ± SD) 4.0 ± 1.4 4.1 ± 1.4 4.1 ± 1.1 0.89
Parasite density (mean ± SD) NA 6438.4 ± 990 15,911.4 ± 403 < 0.001
Temperature (mean ± SD) 36.9 ± 0.28 38.9 ± 0.72 41.1 ± 0.7 < 0.001
Malaria complication
 Severe anaemia n (%) NA NA 56 (30.8%) < 0.001
 Cerebral malaria n (%) NA NA 61 (33.5%)
 Other complicationa n (%) NA NA 65 (35.7%)
  1. aOther complication (hypoglycaemia, jaundice, pulmonary oedema and acute respiratory distress)