Table 3

Comparison of geometric mean malaria parasite densities at baseline and end line
Parasite count Observations Parasite densities (95%CI) p
Intervention Control Intervention Control
Baseliney
<2000 17 15 491 (288,838) 542 (310,949) 0.78
≥2000& < 5000 7 8 2732 (2196,3381) 3285 (2839,3802) 0.10
≥5000& < 10000 11 6 7473 (6488,8608) 6517 (5085,8351) 0.23
≥10000 12 19 25263 (16019,39842) 33042 (22825,47831) 0.33
Total 47 48 3281 (1956,5501) 5084 (2932,8811) 0.24
EndlineX
<2000 8 7 576 (245,1354) 390 (146,1037) 0.48
≥2000& < 5000 4 5 2495 (2053,3547) 3175 (2428,4154) 0.08
≥5000& < 10000 4 3 6973 (5856,8303) 8863 (7238,10854) 0.02
≥10000 3 7 24485 (6625,90491) 33739 (18049,63068) 0.49
Total 19 22 2397 (1119, 5135) 3976 (1659,9257) 0.37

Y 105 out of 200 children had no malaria parasites at baseline.

X-159 out of 182 children who completed follow up had no malaria parasites at end line.

Owusu-Agyei et al.

Owusu-Agyei et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:131   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-131

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