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Table 1 Socio-demographic information and malaria symptoms of the study participants and its association with G6PD status, Metehara Health Center, Eastern Ethiopia, September 2020 to September 2021

From: Prevalence of G6PD deficiency and distribution of its genetic variants among malaria-suspected patients visiting Metehara health centre, Eastern Ethiopia

Variables G6PD status Total
N (%)
Normal, n (%) Intermediate, n (%) Deficient, n (%)
Sex     
 Male 300 (97.1) NA 9(2.9) 309(62.0)
 Female 124 (65.6) 56 (29.6) 9 (4.8) 189 (38.0)
Age group (years)     
 ≤ 5 3 (100) 0 0 3 (0.6)
 6–14 51 (92.7) 3 (5.5) 1 (1.8) 55 (11.0)
  ≥ 15 370 (84.1) 53 (12.0) 17 (3.9) 440 (88.4)
Residence     
 Urban 282 (82.9) 46 (13.5) 12 (3.5) 340 (68.3)
 Rural 142 (89.9) 10 (6.3) 6 (3.8) 158 (31.7)
History of malaria infection?     
 No 261 (84.2) 43 (13.9) 6 (1.9) 310 (62.2)
 Yes 163 (86.7) 13 (6.9) 12 (6.4) 188 (37.8)
Malaria status     
 Negative 214 (82.6) 39 (15.1) 6 (2.3) 259 (52.0)
 Positive 210 (87.9) 17 (7.1) 12 (5.0) 239 (48.0)
Headache     
 No 5 (71.4) 1 (14.3) 1 (14.3) 7 (1.4)
 Yes 419 (85.3) 55 (11.2) 17 (3.5) 491 (98.6)
Fatigue     
 No 123 (87.2) 13 (9.2) 5 (3.5) 141 (28.3)
 Yes 301 (84.3) 43 (12.0) 13 (3.6) 358 (71.7)
Muscle and joint pain     
 No 40 (83.3) 6 (12.5) 2 (4.2) 48 (9.6)
 Yes 384 (85.3) 50 (11.1) 16 (3.6) 450 (90.4)
Chills     
 No 216 (85.4) 29 (11.5) 8 (3.2) 253 (50.8)
 Yes 208 (84.9) 27 (11.0) 10 (4.1) 245 (49.2)
Perspiration     
 No 224 (83.6) 36 (13.4) 8 (3.0) 268 (53.8)
 Yes 200 (87.0) 20 (8.7) 10 (4.3) 230 (46.2)
Anorexia     
 No 354 (85.7) 44 (10.7) 15 (3.6) 413 (82.9)
 Yes 70 (82.4) 12 (14.1) 3 (3.5) 85 (17.1)