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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Rational case management of malaria with a rapid diagnostic test, Paracheck Pf®, in antenatal health care in Bangui, Central African Republic

Characteristic Cohort (N = 76) Control group (N = 76) P value
Mean age (years) (SD) 25.9 (5.4) 26.7 (3.8) NS
Number of pregnancies    
0–1 32.4 (23) 29.6 (21) NS
2 25.4 (18) 26.8 (19) NS
≥ 3 49.3 (35) 50.7 (36) NS
Educational level    
None 18.3(13) 14.1 (10) NS
Primary school 33.8 (24) 38.0 (27) NS
Secondary school 54.9 (39) 54.9 (39) NS
HIV serological status 7.9 (6) 5.3 (4) NS
Birth weight, mean g (SD) 3161 (351) 3297 (261) 0.007
Proportion of infants weighing < 2500 g 5.3 0.0 -
  1. SD, standard deviation