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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of cases and controls in Bebeka Coffee Plantation, Southwest Ethiopia, February 2008

From: Factors associated with compliance with community directed treatment with ivermectin for onchocerciasis control in Southwestern Ethiopia

Variable Case Number (%) Control Number (%) p-value
Age in years (Mean, SD, 31.4, 11.6) (32.7, 11.6) (30.1, 12.1) 0.03*
   ≤35 141 (62.7) 164 (72.9)  
   >35 84 (37.3) 61 (27.1)  
Sex    0.35
   Male 128(56.9) 117 (52.0)  
   Female 97 (43.1) 108 (48.0)  
Current marital status    0.27
   Married 154 (68.4) 143(63.6)  
   Currently not in marriage 71 (31.6) 82(36.4)  
Highest grade completed    
   No formal education 66 (29.3) 67 (29.8) 0.77
   Primary education 91 (40.4) 84 (37.3) 0.47
   Secondary and post secondary 68 (30.2) 74 (32.9)  
Employment status    0.01*
   Not-employed 65 (28.9) 90 (40.0)  
   Employed 160(71.1) 135 (60.0)  
Religion    0.46
   Christians 211 (93.8) 207 (92.0)  
   Muslims 14 (6.2) 18 (8.0)  
Ethnicity    0.55
   Endogenous ethnic groups 40 (17.8) 45(20.0)  
   Non endogenous ethnic groups 185 (82.2) 180 (80.0)  
Duration of stay in Bebeka (Mean, SD, 20.4, 6.5) (20.6, 6.8) (20.2, 6.2) 0.63
   < 10 years 16 (7.1) 14 (6.2)  
   ≥10 years 209 (92.9) 211 (93.8)  
Monthly average family income(Ethiopian Birr)    0.80
   500 and less 186 (82.7) 188 (83.6)  
   501 and above 39 (17.3) 37 (16.4)  
  1. *Statistically significant at p-value <0.05, SD = Standard Deviation, 1$ = 9.7 birr