TABLE 1.

Clinical, parasitological, and laboratory characteristics of patients with P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria infection

CharacteristicP. falciparum malaria (n = 74)P. vivax malaria (n = 67)P
Age (yr)
    4-14, n (%)12 (16.2)21 (31.3)0.042b
    15-28, n (%)41 (55.4)36 (53.7)
    29-56, n (%)21 (28.4)10 (14.9)
Sex
    Male, n (%)54 (73.0)56 (83.6)0.129b
    Female, n (%)20 (27.0)11 (16.4)
Hemoglobin,a g/dl12.2 (4.8-17.4)13.0 (9.1-17.8)0.005c
Parasitemia,a parasites/μl11,550 (160-1,300,000)7,161 (560-141,840)0.024c
Temperature,a °C37.7 (35.7-40.9)38.5 (36-42)0.008c
  • a Data shown are medians (ranges).

  • b Significant value as determined by χ2 test with significance set at P < 0.05.

  • c Significant value as determined by Student's t test with significance set at P < 0.05.