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Table 4 Anaemia status of the study participants by gender, age groups and strata

From: Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria, submicroscopic parasitaemia and anaemia in Korogwe District, north-eastern Tanzania

Variable Non anaemic Anaemia Total
n
P-value
n (%) Mild,
n (%)
Moderate
n (%)
Severe
n (%)
Sex
 Male 199 (72.4) 44 (16.0) 28 (10.1) 4 (1.50) 275 (48.7) 0.25
Female 231 (79.7) 34 (11.7) 22 (7.6) 3 (1.03) 290 (51.3)
Age groups (years)
 0.5–4 174 (73.4) 43 (18.1) 17 (7.2) 3 (1.3) 237 (42.0) 0.22
 5–11 153 (76.9) 19 (9.6) 23 (11.5) 4 (2.0) 199 (35.2)
 12–14 52 (81.3) 7 (10.9) 5 (7.8) 0 (0.0) 64 (11.3)
 15–19 51 (78.5) 9 (13.9) 5 (7.6) 0 (0.0) 61 (11.5)
Strata
 Highland village 217 (77.5) 38 (13.6) 22 (7.9) 3 (1.0) 280 (49.7) 0.82
 Lowland village 213 (74.7) 40 (14.0) 28 (9.8) 4 (1.4) 285 (50.3)
Total 430 (76.1) 78 (13.8) 50 (8.9) 7 (1.2) 565 (100)
  1. Haemoglobin level < 7.0 g/dL = severe anaemia, between 7.0 and 9.9 g/dL = moderate anaemia, between 10.0 and 10.9 g/dL = mild anaemia and Hb ≥ 11 g/dL = non-anaemic. The age groups presented here are as per WHO haemoglobin concentrations for the diagnosis of anaemia and assessment of severity [17]