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Table 1 General characteristics of the 254 aboriginal schoolchildren participating in the study

From: The burden of moderate-to-heavy soil-transmitted helminth infections among rural malaysian aborigines: an urgent need for an integrated control programme

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Age groups:  
≥ 10 years 48.0
< 10 years 52.0
Gender:  
Males 48.8
Females 51.2
Socioeconomic status:  
Fathers' education level (at least 6 years) 51.2
Mothers' education level (at least 6 years) 46.5
Low household income (< RM500) 63.0
Working fathers 89.6
Working mothers 5.2
Large family size (> 7 members) 22.4
Piped water supply 19.3
Presence of toilet (pit or flush) in the house 48.4