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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Artemether–lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine treatment outcomes among children infected with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Mwanza, Tanzania

Characteristics ALU DHP
N = 116 N = 89
Sex   
 Male n (%) 58 (50.00%) 42 (47.19%)
 Female n (%) 58 (50.00%) 47 (52.81%)
Age in years   
 Mean (SD) 5.83 (3.06) 5.92 (3.22)
Weight in kg   
 Median (IQR) 18.55 (11.30) 18.30 (15.20)
Height in Cm   
 Mean (SD) 108.86 (22.60) 110.82 (25.26)
BMI (Kg/m2)   
 Underweight (< 5th percentile) n (%) 5 (4.31) 4 (4.49)
 Normal (5th to 85th percentile) n (%) 94 (81.03) 72 (80.90)
 Overweight (85th–95th percentile) n (%) 12 (10.34) 9 (10.11)
 Obese (≥ 95th percentile) n (%) 5 (4.31) 4 (4.49)
Temperature (oC)   
 Mean (SD) 37.89 (0.76) 37.78 (0.98)
Hemoglobin (g/dL)   
 Mean (SD) 10.48 (1.78) 10.86 (1.41)
RBG (mmol/L)   
 Mean (SD) 4.80 (1.42) 5.02 (1.20)
Hepatitis (YES)   
n (%) 0 0
Parasite count at Time zero (/µl)   
 Geometric mean 15,413.06 10,715.71