Table 1

Comparing mean(SD) of the basic clinical data between the patients withP. falciparummalaria and controls
Variables Patients with severe malaria (N= 12) Patients with uncomplicated malaria(N= 48) Controls(N= 60) P
Age, years 26.7 (5.2) 26.0 (5.8) 25.8 (5.4) 0.8
Parity 3.0 (1.6) 3.2 (2.6) 2.4 (2.0) 0.1
Gestational age, weeks 24.7 (6.8) 25 (9.6) 25.8 (10.1) 0.8
Temperature, 0 C 38.5 (0.6) 37.7 (0.7) 37.1 (0.2) 0.3
Haemoglobin, g/dl 9.1 (2.2) 10.2 (1.6) 11.3 (1.3) <0.001
Blood glucose, mg/dl 72.4 (3.0) 74.6 (4.0) 0.08
Serum bilirubin, mg/dl 2.0 (0.7) 1.8 (0.6) 0.3
Serum creatinine, mg/dl 1.0 (0.2) 1.0 (0.3) 0.9

Adam et al.

Adam et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2012 12:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-12-10

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