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Table 3 Association of clinical malaria and anemiaa in preschool-aged children

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

VariablecrOR (CI)P valueaOR (CI)P value
Clinical malariab
 Yes3.78(2.55–5.59)<  0.00014.63(2.90–7.40)<  0.0001
 No1.00  1.00  
Age (months)
 6–114.87(2.39–9.93)<  0.00014.40(1.82–10.61)0.0003
 48–591.00  1.00  
Fever in last 2 weeks
 No1.00  1.00  
Alpha1-Acid Glycoprotein
 Abnormal2.50(1.64–3.81)<  0.00012.13(1.36–3.34)0.0010
 Normal1.00  1.00  
Serum ferritinc
 Normal1.00  1.00  
 Affected3.62(1.84–7.10)<  0.00014.08(1.74–9.59)0.0004
 Carrier1.00  1.00  
Type of place of residence
 Rural1.00  1.00  
  1. crOR: Crude odds ratio; aOR: Adjusted odds ratio; CI: Confidential interval
  2. aAnemia defined as Hb < 110 g/L; bdefined 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; cSerum ferritin adjusted for inflammation using internal regression approach