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Table 3 General demographic characteristics and factors associated with

From: Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths among an adult population in a war affected area, Southern Kordofan state, Sudan

Variable   Total   S. haematobiuminfected χ 2 Total
  No (n = 1826) % No (n = 126) %
Location Urban 379 21.7 13 4.3 0.019
  Rural 1429 78.3 109 7.6  
Geographic part within the State Middle 415 22.7 0 0 <0.001
  Eastern 550 30.1 18 3.3  
  Western 861 47.2 108 12.5  
Relation in the Family Father 235 12.9 9 3.8 0.016
  Mother 312 17.1 34 10.9  
  Suns 306 16.8 23 7.5  
  Daughter 473 25.9 30 6.3  
  Relative 500 27.4 30 6.0  
Gender Female 1144 62.7 93 8.1 0.007
  Male 682 37.3 33 4.8  
Age ≤ 20 yrs 498 27.3 36 7.2 0.45
  21-40 yrs 833 45.6 51 6.1  
  >40 yrs 495 27.1 39 7.9  
Education Above primary 241 13.2 6 2.5 0.014
  Primary 591 32.4 43 7.3  
  Illiterate 994 54.4 77 7.7  
Occupation Other 385 21.1 12 3.1 <0.001
  Unemployed/Housewife 884 48.4 60 6.8  
  Farmer 557 30.5 54 9.7  
Source of water Closed (pipe/Pump) 1005 55.0 59 5.9 0.06
  Open 821 45.0 67 8.2  
Latrines Available 1013 55.5 65 6.4 0.36
  Not available 813 44.5 61 7.5  
Latrine for use Preferred 927 50.8 52 5.6 0.033
  Not preferred 899 49.2 74 8.2  
Distance from home to nearest open water source ≥ 1 Km 215 11.8 0 0.0 <0.001
  < 1 Km 1611 88.2 126 7.8  
Household use (washing) of open water sources No 490 26.8 9 1.8 <0.001
  Yes 1336 73.2 117 8.8  
Personal use (Bath/swim) of open water sources No 406 22.2 9 2.2 <0.001
  Yes 1420 77.8 117 8.2  
Health facility in the same village Present 1043 57.1 58 5.6 0.01
  Absent 783 42.9 68 8.7  
History of Schistosomiasis treatment in No 1762 96.5 113 6.4 <0.001
  Yes 64 3.5 13 20.3  
  1. Schistosoma haematobium infection among subjects recruited in the household survey, SK, Sudan, 2009.