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Table 1 Characteristics of study children at the start of the transmission season, June 2011

From: Is chronic malnutrition associated with an increase in malaria incidence? A cohort study in children aged under 5 years in rural Gambia

Characteristic of children / household (N = 2527)
Mean age (years) at enrolment (interquartile range) 2.79 (2.20)
Age at enrolment, n (%)
 6 months to < 1 year 273 (10.8)
 1 year to < 2 years 523 (20.7)
 2 years to < 3 years 593 (23.5)
 3 years to < 4 years 548 (21.7)
 4 years to < 5 years 590 (23.3)
Female, n (%) 1179 (46.7)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Fula 1073 (42.5)
 Mandinka 1205 (47.7)
 Other 245 (9.7)
Village located on North bank, n (%) 1303 (51.6)
Traditional housea, n (%) 1073 (42.5)
Sleeping under any net, n (%) 2383 (94.3)
Sleeping under a long-lasting insecticidal net, n (%) 2366 (93.6)
House sprayed with DDT, n (%) 1269 (50.2)
  1. aAt least half of the rooms in household have mud walls and thatched roof