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Table 3 Prevalence and intensity of urogenital schistosomiasis in relation to age and sex

From: Urogenital schistosomiasis and associated determinant factors among senior high school students in the Dutsin-Ma and Safana Local Government Areas of Katsina State, Nigeria

  N.E N.I Prevalence (%) Egg count (Mean)
     95 % CI
Sex     
 Boys 405 183 28.37 5 863[32.21(19.01-45.42)]
 Girls 240 14 2.17 70 [5(-1.21-11.21)]
P value     <0.0001
Age     
 12–14 51 16 2.48 760[47.5(-35.63-130.63)]
 15–17 385 106 16.43 3 546[33.77(15.14-52.41)]
 18–20 183 67 10.38 1 562[23.31 (11.93-34.69)]
 21–23 24 7 1.09 62[8.86(0.03-17.69)]
 24–26 2 1 0.16 3(3)
P value     0.0220
Total 645 197 30.54(27.04-34.28) 5 933[30.27(17.97-42.57)]
  1. NOTE: Prevalence rate for each determinant factor was calculated by using the number infected as the numerator while the total number of those interviewed in the survey (645) served as the denominator.
  2. N.E Number Examined
  3. N.I Number Inspected
  4. C.I Confidence Interval