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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013


Plasmodium vivax Malaria during Pregnancy, Bolivia

Laurent Brutus, José Santalla, Dominique Schneider, Juan Carlos Avila, and Philippe Deloron
Author affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France (L. Brutus, D. Schneider, P. Deloron); Université Paris Descartes, Paris (L. Brutus, D. Schneider, P. Deloron); Ministerio de Salud y Deportes, La Paz, Bolivia (J. Santalla); Vector-borne Diseases Program, Guayaramerín, Beni, Bolivia (J.C. Avila)

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Table 2

Risks for low birthweight and maternal anemia associated with placental Plasmodium vivax infections, Guayaramerín and Bermejo, Bolivia, 2002–2004*

Risk OR for adverse condition (95% CI), p value
Adjusted OR† (95% CI), p value
Bermejo Guayaramerín
Low-birthweight babies of women with or without placental infection 3.4 (0.7–16.1), 0.10 3.7 (1.2–11.2), 0.01 3.6 (1.4–8.9), 0.003
Moderate-to-severe anemia among women with or without placental infection 4.3 (1.1–16.4), 0.02 1.8 (0.5–6.1) 0.35 2.5 (1.0–6.2), 0.03

*OR, odds ratio. Significant values (p<0.05) are indicated in boldface.
†Adjusted OR after stratifying for study sites.

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