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Table 2 Mean risk score calculated from questionnaires (study participants with and without egg-patent urogenital schistosomiasis)

From: Urogenital schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in Cameroon: An epidemiological update at Barombi Mbo and Barombi Kotto crater lakes assessing prospects for intensified control interventions

   Mean Risk Score (All)
(SD) [Range]
Significance Mean Risk Score (Infected Cases)
(SD) [Range]
Significance
All participants   1.73
(1.03) [0.0-4.0]
  2.15
(0.89) [0.0-3.5]
 
Study site Barombi Mbo 1.25
(0.90) [0.0-3.5]
<0.001a 1.61
(0.89) [0.5-3.0]
0.101a
Barombi Kotto 2.15
(0.97) [0.0-4.0]
2.22
(0.87) [0.0-3.5]
Age cohort Adults > 16 years 1.67
(1.07) [0.0-4.0]
0.120b 1.89
(0.97) [0.0-3.5]
0.011b
SAC 6 ≤ 16 years 2.03
(0.89) [0.0-3.5]
2.59
(0.57) [1.0-3.3]
PSAC ≤6 years 1.18
(0.90) [0.0-3.5]
2.00
(0.87) [1.0-3.5]
  1. a Mann–Whitney U-test; b One-way ANOVA. Mean risk score assigned based on responses to questions on swimming, washing, fishing and other behaviours (laundry or water crossing by participants), assigned an arbitrary weighting according to frequency of exposure (0 for never; 0.25 for monthly; 0.5 for weekly; 1.0 for daily)