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Table 7 School surveys for circulating filarial antigen in the other seven districts of Tanga Region

From: Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania: status after eight rounds of mass drug administration

District School Classes included No. examined Mean age in years (range) Female: male ratio No. positive (%)
Handeni (1) Madebe 1-6 200 9.9 (7–16) 1.1 1 (0.5)
  Komkonga 1-2 199 8.2 (7–11) 1.4 2 (1.0)
Kilindi (2) Songe 1-2 202 7.8 (6–12) 1.5 0 (0.0)
  Lukole/Negero 1-6 202 10.0 (6–16) 1.3 3 (1.5)
Korogwe (3) Kwamndolwa 1-3 203 8.5 (7–11) 1.3 4 (2.0)
  Vuluni 1-6 200 10.2 (6–15) 1.1 1 (0.5)
  Mkalamo 1-7 200 9.9 (7–14) 1.2 2 (1.0)
Lushoto (4) Mwangoi 1-3 200 9.2 (6–14) 1.2 0 (0.0)
  Mnazi 1-3 201 9.6 (6–15) 1.2 0 (0.0)
Mkinga (5) Kwale 1-6 199 9.6 (7–15) 1.3 19 (9.5)
  Gombero 1-6 200 9.9 (5–15) 1.0 6 (3.0)
  Mwakijembe 1-3 202 9.3 (7–14) 1.2 1 (0.5)
Muheza (6) Mkuzi 1-3 200 9.7 (7–13) 1.0 3 (1.5)
  Mamboleo 1-3 201 9.6 (6–14) 1.0 8 (4.0)
Pangani (7) Kipumbwi 1-2 197 7.8 (7–12) 1.0 7 (3.6)
  Mkalamo 1-3 200 8.4 (7–14) 1.0 22 (11.0)
Total - - 3206 9.2 (5–16) 1.2 79 (2.5)
  1. Examinations started with Standard 1 pupils and thereafter continued progressively to higher classes until the required number had been examined.