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Table 1 Overall demographic characteristics at baseline and subsequent follow up-surveys of pre-school aged children in five communities in Madziwa area, Shamva district, Zimbabwe

From: Reinfection of urogenital schistosomiasis in pre-school children in a highly endemic district in Northern Zimbabwe: a 12 months compliance study

Variable Total
n = 535
Chakondora
n = 138
Chihuri
n = 103
Kaziro
n = 67
Mupfure
n = 169
Nduna
n = 58
Baseline survey n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Sex
 Male 291(54.4) 71 (51.5) 59 (57.3) 40 (59.7) 92 (54.4) 29 (50)
 Female 244(45.6) 67 (48.5) 44 (42.7) 27 (40.3) 77 (45.6) 29 (50)
Age group (years)
 01 83 (15.5) 30 (21.7) 9 (8.7) 8 (11.9) 23 (13.6) 13 (22.4)
 23 251 (46.9) 67 (48.6) 51 (49.5) 32 (47.8) 79 (46.8) 22 (37.9)
 45 201 (37.6) 41 (29.7) 43 (41.8) 27 (40.3) 67 (39.6) 23 (39.7)
Participation at each visit*
 Baseline 535 (100) 138 (100) 103 (100) 67 (100) 169 (100) 58 (100)
 3 months 289 (54.0) 70 (50.7) 48 (46.6) 24 (35.8) 109 (64.5) 38 (65.5)
 6 months 262 (49) 65 (47.1) 44 (42.7) 22 (32.8) 97 (57.4) 34 958.6)
 9 months 289 (54) 65 (47.1) 52 (50.5) 41 (61.2) 110 (65.1) 21 (36)
 12 months 390 (72.9) 90 (65.2) 67 (65.1) 52 (77.6) 141 (83.4) 40 (69)
Compliant groupa 169 (31.6) 41 (29.7) 26 (25.2) 12 (17.9) 72 (42.6) 18 (31.0)
Mean number of Urine specimensb
 Baseline 2.4 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.6 2.4
 3 months 2.2 1.8 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2
 6 months 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.4
 9 months 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9
 12 months 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5
  1. *Children present at a survey regardless of consistency. The percentage of children at each follow up visit was calculated as a percentage of the number of participants recruited at baseline survey
  2. aParticipants who came successively at all survey points
  3. bMean number of urine specimens collected per participant at baseline and follow up surveys for all participants at each follow up visit is shown