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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population, according to the study areas

From: Prevalence of and risk factors for malaria, filariasis, and intestinal parasites as single infections or co-infections in different settlements of Gabon, Central Africa

  Urban Suburban Rural Total
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age group (N=402)
 0–4 years 32 (26.4) 80 (46.5) 19 (17.4) 131 (32.6)
 5–15 years 22 (18.2) 83 (48.3) 18 (16.5) 123 (30.6)
 >15 years 67 (55.4) 9 (5.2) 72 (66.1) 148 (36.8)
Gender (N=451)
 Female 70 (56.9) 81 (45.3) 80 (53.7) 231 (51.2)
 Male 53 (41.1) 98 (54.7) 69 (46.3) 220 (48.8)
Marital status* (N=361)
 Single 38 (44.7) 45 (26.2) 50 (48.1) 133 (36.8)
 In a couple 47 (55.3) 127 (73.8) 54 (51.9) 228 (63.2)
Education level* (N=351)
 No education 6 (7.1) 12 (7.1) 5 (4.8) 23 (6.6)
 Primary school 24 (28.2) 26 (15.5) 59 (56.7) 103 (29.3)
 Middle school 48 (56.5) 111 (66.1) 40 (38.5) 199 (56.7)
 High school 7 (8.2) 19 (11.3) 0 (0.0) 26 (7.4)
Type of house (N=269)
 Brick house 38 (48.7) 44 (42.7) 4 (4.5) 86 (32.0)
 Wooden house 37 (47.4) 50 (48.5) 77 (87.5) 164 (61.0)
 Mixed house 3 (3.9) 9 (8.8) 7 (8.0) 19 (7.0)
Occupation (N=304)
 Middle manager 9 (15.3) 49 (29.9) 0 (0.0) 58 (24.4)
 Senior manager 1 (1.7) 10 (6.1) 13 (17.6) 24 (3.6)
 Employee 40 (67.8) 84 (51.2) 2 (2.7) 129 (42.4)
 Unemployed 9 (15.3) 21 (12.8) 59 (79.7) 90 (29.6)
Type of toilet (N=269)
 Modern 32 (42.7) 82 (48.5) 20 (44.4) 114 (42.0)
 Latrine 43 (57.3) 87 (51.5) 25 (55.6) 155 (58.0)
Self-reported net use (N=369)
 Yes 43 (46.2) 112 (64.7) 48 (73.9) 177 (48.0)
 No 50 (53.8) 61 (35.3) 17 (26.1) 192 (52.0)
Open water body near home (N=293)
 Yes 36 (62.1) 116 (68.6) 0 (0.0) 152 (51.9)
 No 22 (37.9) 53 (31.4) 66 (100.0) 141 (48.1)
Wearing of shoes when outside (N=147)
 Yes 55 (91.7) 102 (62.6) 37 (35.9) 80 (54.4)
 No 5 (8.3) 61 (37.4) 66 (64.1) 67 (45.6)
Source of drinking water (N=271)
 Well 0 (0.0) 2 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.7)
 Spring 15 (20.0) 5 (2.9) 24 (96.0) 44 (16.2)
 Tap 60 (80.0) 164 (95.9) 1 (4.0) 225 (83.1)
  1. *Data recorded among adults and parents or guardians