Table 2

Description of women in the study

CharacteristicNgali IIYaoundéP value
No. from site3950
Age (yr)a23.2 ± 5.425.0 ± 5.10.117
Length of pregnancy (wk)a39.0 ± 2.539.5 ± 1.70.312
% who were primigravidae33.334.01.000
% slide-positive for P. falciparum during pregnancy at:
    3 mo36.814.00.087
    4–6 mo36.323.40.299
    7–9 mo34.621.60.197
% PM+ at deliveryb51.931.30.090
  • a Mean ± SD.

  • b PM+, placental malaria positive.