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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of school-aged children and their households in 16 study villages, overall and by location

From: Land use impacts on parasitic infection: a cross-sectional epidemiological study on the role of irrigated agriculture in schistosome infection in a dammed landscape

Variable Level Overall River Lake
Age [mean (SD)]   9.0 (2.0) 8.4 (1.6) 9.5 (2.1)
Sex [n (%)] Female 665 (48.5) 274 (48.2) 391 (48.6)
Dominant ethnicity in household [n (%)] Wolof 1021 (74.4) 265 (46.7) 756 (94.0)
  Pulaar 225 (16.4) 206 (36.3) 19 (2.4)
  Maure 87 (6.3) 68 (12.0) 19 (2.4)
  Other 39 (2.9) 29 (2.4) 10 (1.2)
Education of household head [n (%)] None 966 (70.4) 274 (48.2) 692 (86.1)
  1–6 years 271 (19.8) 200 (35.2) 71 (8.8)
  7 + years 135 (9.8) 94 (16.5) 41 (5.1)
Number of wives taken by head [n (%)] None 117 (8.5) 78 (13.7) 39 (4.9)
  One 809 (59.0) 382 (67.3) 427 (53.1)
  2 +  446 (32.5) 108 (19.0) 338 (42.0)
Irrigated area (hectares) [mean (SD)]   1.0 (2.2) 0.9 (2.8) 1.0 (1.7)
Pump ownership [n (%)]   266 (19.4) 38 (6.7) 228 (28.4)
Asset-based wealth quintile [n (%)] 1 (low) 210 (15.3) 89 (15.7) 121 (15.0)
  2 201 (14.7) 78 (13.7) 123 (15.3)
  3 240 (17.5) 91 (16.9) 149 (18.5)
  4 330 (24.1) 137 (24.1) 193 (24.0)
  5 (high) 391 (28.5) 173 (30.5) 218 (27.1)
  1. SD Standard deviation
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