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Table 1 Base line characteristics

From: Therapeutic efficacy of Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem®) against Plasmodium falciparum in Kersa, South West Ethiopia

  < 5 years 5-14 years ≥ 15 years Total
  n = 33 n = 41 n = 16 n = 90
Mean age (range) 2.8 (1-4.5) 9.1 (15-14) 21.3 (15-30) 9 (1-30)
Male 15 (45.5%) 20 (48.8%) 7 (43.8%) 42 (46.7%)
Weight(kg) 11.7 23.2 48.4 23.5
Temp (°C) 38.3(36.9-40.6) 38 (35.9-40.9) 38 (36.9-39) 38.1 (35.9-40.9)
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 11.13 (5.5-15.5) 12.5 (7.7-15.5) 13.6 (9.4-17.1) 12.2 (5.5-17.1)
Mean Parasite density per μl 18,983 32,607 5,541 22,660
Gametocyte carriage (n) 9% (3) 7.3%(3) 0% 6.7% (6)