Table 4

Prevalence of parasitic infections, erythrocytes polymorphisms and malnutrition in each study arm
Anaemic group (n=176) Non anaemic group (n=176)
Characteristics Number (%) 95%CI Number (%) 95%CI p value
Malaria parasitaemia 9 (5.11) [2.34-9.70] 2 (1.14) [0.13-4.10] 0.03
Intestinal parasite carriage 42 (23.86) [17.19-32.26] 55 (31.25) [23.54-40.67] 0.12
Parasite species
Giardia intestinalis 21 (11.93) [7.39-18.23] 22 (12.50) [7.83-19.92] 0.87
Entameaba coli 26 (14.77) [9.65-21.64] 35 (18.89) [13.81-27,65] 0.20
Strongyloides stercoralis 00 -- 02 (1.14) [0.13-4.11] 0.15
Sickle cells
AS patients 22 (12.57) [7.83-19.92] 11 (6.25) [3.11-11.18] 0.04
SS patients 07 (3.97) [1.59-8.19] 03 (1.70) [0.35-4.98] 0.19
AC patients 01 (0.57) [0.01-3.16] 01 (0.57) [0.01-3.16] 1
Alpha thalassaemia (Hetero and homozygotes) 48 (27.27) [20.11-36.16] 30 (17.05) [11.50-24.33] 0.02
Heterozygotes Alpha thalassemia 37 (21.02) [14.80-28.97] 25 (14.20) [9.19-20.97] 0.09
Homozygotes Alpha thalassemia 11 (6.25) [3.11-11.18] 05 (2.84) [0.92-6.23] 0.12
G6PD (B) 148 (84.09) [71.08-98.78] 134(76.14) [63.79-90.17] 0.06
G6PD (A) 3 (1.70) [0.35-4.98] 4 (2.27) [0.61-5.81] 0.70
G6PD (A-) 3 (1.70) [0.35-4.98] 00 -- 0.08
Stunting 91 (51.70) [41.62-63.48] 45 (25.57) [18.64-34.21] 0.001
Underweight 61 (34.66) [26.51-44.52] 30 (17.05) [11.50-24.33] 0.001
Wasting 15 (8.52) [4.77-14.06] 18 (10.23) [6.06-16.16] 0.58

Tine et al.

Tine et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:565   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-565

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