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Table 2 Prevalence and geometric mean egg count of Schistosoma haematobium infection by sex and age of preschool children in the study villages.

From: Urinary schistosomiasis among preschool-aged children in Sahelian rural communities in Mali

  No. examined No. infected Prevalence % Schistosoma haematobium Geometric mean egg count ¥ (95%CI)
Sex     
Boys 189 98 51.9 17.48 (11.61-26-30)
Girls 149 75 50.3 19.69 (12.42-31.24)
Total 338 173 51.2 18.41 (13.59-24.92)
   P value    0.86 0.91
Age     
   1 year old 30 14 46.7 15.90 (4.26-59.32)
   2 years old 67 28 41.8 7.11 (3.58-14.12)
   3 years old 75 42 56.0 17.95 (10.37-30-70)
   4 years old 166 89 53.6 25.78 (16.55-40.14)
P value    0.29 0.04
  1. ¥: Mann Whitney test for the mean comparison between sex, and Kruskal Wallis test for the mean comparison between age.