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Table 3 Intensities of hookworm and urinary schistosomiasis infections among adults positive for the infections in five rural villages in Kwale district, coastal Kenya

From: Adult population as potential reservoir of NTD infections in rural villages of Kwale district, Coastal Kenya: implications for preventive chemotherapy interventions policy

  Village   
Infection Maponda Mirihini Kajiweni Miatsani Mlafyeni All P
Hookworm        
No. Positive 40 58 64 44 29 235  
GMI EPG 162 147 143 140 114 142 0.949
Light (%) 37 (92.5) 55 (94.8) 63 (98.4) 42 (95.5) 29 (100.0) 226 (96.2)  
Heavy (%) 3 (7.5) 3 (5.2) 1 (1.6) 2 (4.5) 0 (0) 9 (3.8)  
Schistosomiasis        
No. Positive 10 18 25 20 34 107  
GMI (eggs/10 ml urine) 8 11 11 14 28 15 0.147
Light (%) 10 (100.0) 15 (83.3) 19 (76.0) 15 (75.0) 23 (67.6) 82 (76.6)  
Heavy (%) 0 (0) 3 (16.7) 6 (24.0) 5 (25.0) 11 (32.4) 25 (23.4)  
  1. Geometric mean intensities (GMI) and levels of the intensities (light or heavy) were computed for individuals positive the infections only
  2. Hookworm: light, 1-1999 EPG; heavy, ≥ 2000 EPG.
  3. S. haematobium: light, 1 - 49 eggs/ml urine; heavy, ≥ 50 eggs/ml urine