Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Comparison ofhemoglobin, serum MDA, and vitamin C levels of control subjects and uncomplicated and complicated malaria.

VariablesControl (a)Uncomplicated (b)Complicated (c)p valueSignificant pairs
(n=15)Malaria (n=51)Malaria (n=17)

HB (g/dl)10.70±1.6510.50±1.647.25±1.91<0.0001a versus c (<0.0001)
MDA (nmol/ml)4.62±1.854.50±1.586.68±0.70<0.0001b versus c (<0.0001), a versus c (0.008)
Vitamin C (μmol/L)49.57±21.8040.53±13.2238.17±12.330.036a versus c (0.019)

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

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