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Table 3 A Multivariate Analysis of Haemoglobin concentration

From: Schistosoma haematobium, Plasmodium falciparum infection and anaemia in children in Accra, Ghana

  Hemoglobin concentration
Hb(g/dl) ± SD Minimum Hb(g/dl) Maximum Hb(g/dl) P – value
Total 11.6 ± 1.5 5.5 15.1  
District
 Ga West 11.5 ± 1.4 5.5 14.5 0.146
 Ga South 11.7 ± 1.5 7 15.1  
Age
 9–11 11.3 ± 1.5 5.5 14.2 0.001**
 12–14 11.8 ± 1.4 7 15.1  
Sex
 Male 11.6 ± 1.3 7.7 15.1 0.431
 Female 11.5 ± 1.6 5.5 15.1  
Socioeconomic status
 Low 11.4 ± 1.7 5.5 14.1 0.103
 Moderate 11.7 ± 1.4 6.2 15.1  
 High 11.4 ± 1.5 7 14.7  
Hematuria
 Present 12.3 ± 1.4 10.2 15.1 0.016**
 Absent 11.6 ± 1.4 5.5 15.1  
Infection status
 Schistosomiasis Positive 12.3 ± 1.7 8.5 15.1 0.0332**
 Schistosomiasis Negative 11.6 ± 1.4 5.5 15.1
 Malaria Positive 11.4 ± 1.2 8.6 13.5 0.3139
 Malaria Negative 11.6 ± 1.5 5.5 15.1
Intensity of S. haematobium infection
 light infection 12.9 ± 1.5 10.7 15.1 0.003**
 heavy infection 11.2 ± 1.5 8.5 13.3
  1. **Significant at the 0.05 probability level