Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Oxidative Stress and Hemoglobin Level of Complicated and Uncomplicated Malaria Cases among Children: A Cross-Sectional Study in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

Table 2

Comparison of hemoglobin, serum MDA, and vitamin C levels according to gender between uncomplicated and complicated malaria subjects.

Uncomplicated casesMales (n=24)Females (n=27)p value
mean±SDmean±SD

HB (g/dl)10.3±1.710.7±1.60.391
MDA (nmol/ml)4.8±1.45.1±1.90.458
Vitamin C (μmol/L)40.0±11.636.6±12.0.310

Complicated malaria casesMales (n=7)Females (n=10)p value
mean±SDmean±SD

HB (g/dl)7.6±1.57.0±2.50.311
MDA (nmol/ml)5.6±1.35.0±2.10.233
Vitamin C (μmol/L)33.0±11.145.8±12.4<0.001

P value<0.05 = statistically significant, HB = hemoglobin, MDA = malondialdehyde.

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