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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Comparison of novel and standard diagnostic tools for the detection of Schistosoma mekongi infection in Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Cambodia

Parameter Overall Cambodia Lao PDR χ2b P-value c
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Number of subjects 377 (100) 196 (52.0) 181 (48.0)   
Age (years)
 Median (IQR)a 25 (12–44) 14 (11–35) 35 (15–47) NA NA
Sex
 Male 180 (47.8) 101 (51.5) 79 (43.7)   
 Female 197 (52.3) 95 (48.5) 102 (56.4) 2.3 0.126
Age group (years)
  ≤ 9 40 (10.6) 25 (12.8) 15 (8.3)   
 10–16 116 (30.8) 82 (41.8) 34 (18.8)   
 17–36 92 (24.4) 43 (21.9) 49 (27.1)   
 37–50 68 (18.0) 22 (11.2) 46 (25.4)   
  ≥ 51 61 (16.2) 24 (12.2) 37 (20.4) 33.5 <0.001
Educational level
 Illiterate 11 (2.9) 0 11 (6.1)   
 Primary school 201 (53.3) 101 (51.5) 100 (55.3)   
 Secondary school 134 (35.5) 95 (48.5) 39 (21.6)   
 High school 23 (6.1) 0 23 (12.7)   
  Technical school or higher 8 (2.1) 0 8 (4.4) 64.9 <0.001
Occupation
 Farmer/fisherman 231 (61.3) 101 (51.5) 130 (71.8)   
 Student 146 (38.7) 95 (48.5) 51 (28.2) 16.3 <0.001
  1. (IQR)a Inter quantile range; bcomparison between countries; NA, not applicable,