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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of children infected with P. vivax at Halaba and Kersa districts, Ethiopia

From: Plasmodium vivax associated severe malaria complications among children in some malaria endemic areas of Ethiopia

S.No Characteristics Frequency (n = 139)
1 Age (median) 4.25 ± 2.95 years
2 Sex  
  • Male 58% (n = 80)
  • Female 42% (n = 59)
3 Fever at time of enrollment 55.4% (n = 77)
4 History of fever for about 48 hours 94.2% (n = 131)
5 Mean body Temp (range) 37.43 (36.5-40.7°C)
6 Vomiting 39% (n = 54)
7 Diarrhea 21% (n = 29)
8 Average days of illness (range) 2.92 (2-7 days)
9 Anemic cases (Hb < 11 g/dl) 43% (n = 60)
10 Median Hb level (range) 11.55 (4.7-15.2 g/dl)
11 Median Glucose concentration (range) 103 (36–170 mg/dl)
12 Geometric mean parasite (range) 4254.89 ±8104.3
(320–36,590 parasite/μl)