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Malaria Research and Treatment
Volume 2010, Article ID 913857, 10 pages
Research Article

Malaria Burden in Pregnancy at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, P.O. Box 7051, Uganda
2Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institute, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
3Department of Biochemistry, Makerere University, Kampala, P.O. Box 7072, Uganda

Received 19 May 2010; Accepted 26 August 2010

Academic Editor: Kwadwo Koram

Copyright © 2010 Fatuma Namusoke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The table depicts the difference in mean birthweight with regard to placental malaria infection status, gravidity and age. Effect sizes are provided for each factor considered separately: Infection, gravidity, age or interactively: gravidity* age, gravidity*Infection. In general infection and primigravidity produces major birthweight differences as compared to no infection and multigravidity. Interpretation of this data becomes, however, complicated due to interactions between gravidity and age. Mean difference in birthweight seem to increase more in aging primigravidae than in aging multigravidae.

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