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Table 3 Mean acute phase protein levels by illness group

From: Children with moderate acute malnutrition have inflammation not explained by maternal reports of illness and clinical symptoms: a cross-sectional study in Burkina Faso

  % (n) Mean level of C-reactive protein mg/l (95 % confidence intervals) a,b Mean α1-acid glycoprotein g/l (95 % confidence intervals) a,b
Not ill 21.6 % (345) 1.24 (1.03–1.5) 0.97 (0.92–1.01)
Ill according to mother only 6.6 % (105) 1.68 (1.2–2.35) 1.13 (1.04–1.23)
Ill according to mother and nurse 31.4 % (503) 3.91 (3.35–4.57) 1.4 (1.35–1.46)
Ill according to nurse only 40.4 % (647) 3.1 (2.71–3.55) 1.25 (1.21–1.29)
  1. aMeans are geometric means
  2. bPairwise comparisons between means adjusted for age and sex showed no significant difference for mean CRP level between children who were not ill and those who were ill according to mother only. All other pairwise comparisons were significant (p < 0.05)