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Table 5 Chronic clinical manifestations of lymphatic filariasis as seen in the community study

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

Ward Females Males No. males with hydrocoele (%) No. females and males with elephantiasisa(%)
  No. examined Mean age in years (range) No. examined Mean age in years (range)   
Mchikichini 109 30.9 (11–81) 178 29.0 (10–78) 10 (5.6) 2 (0.7)
Vingunguti 129 34.9 (10–85) 219 37.0 (10–92) 36 (16.4) 9 (2.6)
Ukonga 151 29.4 (10–75) 142 36.0 (10–88) 39 (27.5) 5 (1.7)
Chanika 164 33.4 (10–80) 120 35.3 (10–79) 33 (27.5) 10 (3.5)
Total 553 32.1 (10–85) 659 34.3 (10–92) 118 (17.9) 26 (2.1)
  1. Community members (≥ 10 years) were from four wards in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam.
  2. a) 0, 5, 3 and 7 females and 2, 4, 2 and 3 males from Mchikichini, Vingunguti, Ukonga and Chanika, respectively, had elephantiasis.