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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 90S. haematobium -infected children included in the 62-day follow-up survey after treatment with a single dose of praziquantel (40 mg/kg)

From: Dynamics of Schistosoma haematobium egg output and associated infection parameters following treatment with praziquantel in school-aged children

Characteristics Group 1 Group 2 Total
No. of children 27 63 90
Sex
 Female n (%) 12 (44.4) 32 (50.8) 44 (48.9)
 Male n (%) 15 (55.6) 31 (49.2) 46 (51.1)
Age (years)
 Median 11 11 11
 Mean 11.3 10.9 11.2
 Range 7–15 8–15 7–15
S. haematobium infection status at baseline
 Light infection n  (<50 eggs/10 ml of urine) 21 (77.8) 36 (57.1) 57 (63.3)
 Heavy infection n  (≥50 eggs/10 ml of urine) 6 (22.2) 27 (42.9) 33 (36.7)
Mean S. haematobium egg counts (eggs/10 ml of urine)
 AM egg count (95% CI) 57 (16–98) 97 (66–128) 85 (60–110)
 GM egg count (95% CI) 11 (5–24) 41 (28–60) 28 (20–40)
  1. AM, arithmetic mean; CI, confidence interval; GM, geometric mean.
  2. The study was carried out in the village of Grand Moutcho in south Côte d’Ivoire between March and June 2010. Children are stratified by treatment group.