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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 7 study participants under 6-weeks glucose- and Plasmodium-monitoring

From: Fasting blood glucose in a Ghanaian adult is causally affected by malaria parasite load: a mechanistic case study using convergent cross mapping

Characteristics Median (range)/n
N 7
Age (years) 33 (30–48)
Males:females 4:3
Agogo residence 5
Akan ethnicity 6
Secondary education 6
Occupation
 Street vendor 2
 Cleaner 2
 Security service 2
 Public servant 1
No. of 11 assets 6 (2–7)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 27.8 (20.7–39.1)
BMI  ≥ 25.0 kg/m2 4
Baseline fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) 5.5 (5.1–6.0)
Baseline axillary temperature (°C) 36.3 (35.3–36.7)
Baseline P. falciparum infection 1
Baseline malaria parasite count of infected individuals (GMPD/µL) 240
Baseline physical activity (min/d) 61.8 (16.2–114.6)
Baseline step count (steps/d) 5728 (1664–11,072)