Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the cases and controls
Variable Cases (n = 97) Controls (n = 97) P
Mean (SD) of
Age 25.3(5.4) 26.8(6.1) 0.07
Parity 1.4(1.4) 1.8(1.7) 0.09
Body mass index 24.4(2.6) 23.8(3.2) 0.175
Hemoglobin, g/dl 10.0(1.0) 9.8(1.0) 0.152
Number (percentage) of
Rural residency 67(69.1) 65(67.0) 0.878
Maternal education > secondary level 76(90.5) 86(78.4) 0.056
Lack of antenatal care 12(0.123) 14(14.4) 0.381
Using bed nets 14(14.4) 14(14.4) 1.000
Male gender 51(0.525) 51(0.525) 1.000

Batran et al.

Batran et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:189   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-189

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