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Table 3 Questionnaire-based survey in the school study

From: Urban lymphatic filariasis in the metropolis of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Question Response Warda
   Total Mchikichini Buguruni Vingunguti Ukonga Majohe Chanika
   (n=1496) (n=267) (n=257) (n=288) (n=247) (n=195) (n=242)
Were you born in Dar es Salaam? Yes 1484 (99.2) 261 (97.8) 257 (100.0) 287 (99.7) 246 (99.6) 194 (99.4) 239 (98.8)
Does your family own a TV set? Yes 857 (57.3) 182 (68.2) 184 (71.6) 160 (55.6) 170 (68.8) 78 (40.0) 83 (34.3)
Does your family own a fridge? Yes 528 (35.3) 132 (49.3) 128 (49.8) 66 (22.9) 113 (45.7) 50 (25.6) 39 (16.1)
Which of these infections is transmitted by mosquitoes (select only one)? None 160 (10.7) 47 (17.6) 27 (10.5) 25 (8.7) 18 (7.3) 13 (6.7) 30 (12.4)
Cholera 296 (19.8) 71 (26.6) 33 (12.8) 64 (22.2) 54 (21.9) 31 (15.9) 43 (17.8)
Wormsb 288 (19.3) 37 (13.9) 50 (19.5) 53 (18.4) 55 (22.3) 39 (20.0) 54 (22.3)
Schistosomiasis 257 (17.2) 34 (12.7) 28 (10.9) 50 (17.4) 38 (15.4) 31 (15.9) 76 (31.4)
LF 254 (17.0) 52 (19.5) 63 (24.5) 24 (8.3) 46 (18.6) 54 (27.7) 15 (6.2)
HIV/AIDS 241 (16.1) 26 (9.7) 56 (21.8) 72 (25.0) 36 (14.6) 27 (13.8) 24 (9.9)
Do you sleep under a bed net? No 108 (7.2) 19 (7.1) 30 (11.7) 19 (6.6) 16 (6.5) 6 (3.1) 18 (7.4)
Yes, occasionally 230 (15.4) 52 (19.5) 60 (23.3) 28 (9.7) 29 (11.7) 31 (15.9) 30 (12.4)
  Yes, always 1158 (77.4) 196 (73.4) 167 (65.0) 241 (83.7) 202 (81.8) 158 (81.0) 194 (80.2)
  1. The pupils were from primary schools located in six wards in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam. Table shows the number (%) of pupils who gave the indicated response to the indicated question.
  2. a) Female to male ratio was 0.9, 1.1, 1.1, 0.9, 1.9 and 1.0, and mean age (range) in years was 7.5 (5–12), 7.7 (5–11), 7.5 (5–12), 7.4 (5–11), 7.7 (6–11) and 7.8 (5–13), respectively, among those interviewed in Mchikichini, Buguruni, Vingunguti, Ukonga, Majohe and Chanika.
  3. b) Intestinal worms.