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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Burden of malaria infection among individuals of varied blood groups in Kenya

Characteristic Total ABO Blood Group P-value
A+ AB+ B+ O+
Participants 312 87 (28%) 15 (5%) 66 (21%) 144(46%)  
Facility Kericho level 5 Hospital 12 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)  
Kisumu level 5 Hospital 109 31 (28%) 4 (4%) 23 (22%) 51 (47%)  
Kombewa level 4 Hospital 108 26 (24%) 8 (7%) 23 (22%) 51 (47%)  
Kisii level 5 Hospital 28 4 (14%) 2 (7%) 12 (43%) 10 (36%)  
Malindi level 4 Hospital 32 15 (47%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 16 (50%)  
Marigat level 4 Hospital 23 8 (35%) 0 (()%) 3 (13%) 12 (52%) 0.036 b
Sex Male 143 45 6 38 80  
Female 169 42 9 28 64 0.606a
Age Groups < 5 years 151 47 6 28 80  
> 5 years 161 40 9 38 64 0.247a
  1. Bold text indicates a statistically significant difference with a P-value < 0.05. Groups’ proportions were compared using aPearson’s Chi-square and bFischer exact tests