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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Cross-reaction of POC-CCA urine test for detection of Schistosoma mekongi in Lao PDR: a cross-sectional study

Indicators Champasack, n = 366
% (n)
Savannakhet, n= 369
  ‚% (n)
Luang Prabang, n = 360
 ‚% (n)
Total, n = 1059
‚% (n)
Gender
 Male 45.9 (168) 42.5 (157) 48.3 (174) 45.6 (499)
 Female 54.1 (198) 57.5 (212) 51.7 (186) 54.4 (596)
Age in year
  ≤ 13
  Mean (min − max)
43.2 (158)
9.5 (8–13)
43.6 (161)
9.5 (7–13)
14.2 (51)
10.3 (8–13)
33.8 (307)
9.4 (7–13)
  ≥ 35 56.8 (208) 56.4 (208) 85.8 (309) 66.2 (725)
Mean (min − max) 50.1 (35–77) 52.7 (35–83) 47.2 (35–60) 49.6 (35–83)
Ethnicity
 Lao-Tai 100 (366) 100 (369) 0 (0) 67.1 (735)
 Minority (Lao-Theung) 0 (0) 0 (0) 100 (360) 32.9 (360)
Education
 Illiterate 5.7 (21) 10.7 (38) 31.9 (115) 15.9 (174)
 Primary 78.7 (288) 70.7 (261) 63.3 (228) 70.9 (777)
 Secondary 15.6 (57) 16.3 (60) 4.7 (17) 12.2 (134)
 University 0 (0) 2.7 (10) 0 (0) 0.9 (10)
Profession
 Farmer 53.5 (196) 53.7 (198) 85.8 (309) 64.2 (703)
 Student 43.2 (158) 43.6 (161) 14.2 (51) 33.8 (307)
 Fisherman 3.3 (12) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.1 (12)
 Teacher 0 (0) 2.7 (10) 0 (0) 0.9 (10)