TABLE 3

Demographic and baseline characteristics (ITT population)

CharacteristicDHA/PQP treatment group
Dispersible tablet (n = 199)Crushed tablet (n = 99)
No. (%) of patients
    Male89 (44.7)47 (47.5)
    Female110 (55.3)52 (52.5)
Mean age and wt ± SD
    Age (mo)9.1 ± 1.89.2 ± 2.0
    Wt (kg)7.9 ± 1.28.0 ± 1.1
Clinical data
    Fever, no. (%) of patients119 (59.8)61 (61.6)
    Mean temp in °C (range)37.8 (35.8–40.3)37.8 (35.8–40.2)
    Mean parasite density (range)53,282 (771–226,707)56,480 (108–322,194)
    Presence of gametocytes, no. (%) of patients10 (5.0)5 (5.1)
    Mean hemoglobin in g/dl (range)8.96 (5.40–12.00)8.98 (6.90–12.40)