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Table 1 Sociodemographic, comorbidities and biochemical characteristics of the study sample

From: Clinical malaria and the potential risk of anaemia among preschool-aged children: a population-based study of the 2015–2016 Malawi micronutrient survey

n = 1051
Age (months)
Fever in last 2 weeks
Malaria test result
Clinical malariaa
Alpha1-Acid Glycoprotein
Serum ferritinb
G6PD (n = 1004)
Alpha-thalassemia (n = 999)
Household hunger scale
 Little to none48539.98
 Moderate to severe56660.02
Type of place of residence
Region of residence
Outcome variable
Any anemia
  < 110 g/L74270.96
  ≥ 110 g/L30929.04
  1. G6PD Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
  2. aDefined as an individual with malaria-related symptoms (fever [axillary temperature ≥ 37.5 °C], chills, severe malaise, headache or vomiting) at the time of examination or 1–2 days prior to the examination in the presence of a Plasmodium falciparum positive blood smear; bSerum ferritin adjusted for inflammation using internal regression approach, malaria test using a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kit the Standard Diagnostic (SD) BIOLINE Malaria Ag P.f/Pan histamine-rich protein (HRP-II)™ RDT)