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Table 8 Community surveys for LF infection 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 Village Circulating filarial antigen Microfilarae
No. examined Mean age in years (range) Female: male ratio No. positive (%) No. examineda No. positive Community mf prevalence in %b
Handeni (1) Madebe 181 30.7 (10–80) 0.8 4 (2.2) 2 0 0.0
Kilindi (2) Songe 180 23.8 (10–100) 0.5 0 (0.0) 0 0 0.0
Korogwe (3) Kwamdolwa 207 40.2 (10–86) 1.2 16 (7.7) 15 2 1.0
Korogwe (3) Mkalamo 222 35.1 (15–94) 0.6 22 (9.9) 17 4 2.3
Lushoto (4) Mwangoi 199 34.9 (10–90) 1.1 2 (1.0) 2 0 0.0
Mkinga (5) Kwale 202 37.0 (10–100) 0.8 36 (17.8) 32 8 4.5
Mkinga (5) Mwakijembe 200 42.5 (16–100) 0.6 35 (17.5) 23 4 3.0
Muheza (6) Mkuzi 180 27.2 (10–84) 0.9 6 (3.3) 2 0 0.0
Pangani (7) Kipumbwi 194 27.4 (10–90) 0.4 48 (24.7) 27 6 5.5
Total - 1765 33.5 (10–100) 0.7 169 (9.6) 120 24c 1.9
  1. Volunteers aged ≥10 years were examined.
  2. aOnly CFA positives were examined.
  3. bSee Methods for calculation.
  4. cFive females, 19 males (mean age: 34.8 years; range 11–70 years); GMI =179.5 mf/ml blood.