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Table 3 Intensity of Schistosomamansoni infection according to age group

From: Can human schistosomiasis mansoni control be sustained in high-risk transmission foci in Egypt?

Age group Village  
<5 5 - ≤ 10 >10
Positive GMECa Positive GMECa Positive GMECa
Arab Al Mahdar 17 128.9 ± 4.9 31 209.7 ± 5.1 125 63.1 ± 3.4
Al Ouidat 9 42.5 ± 3.2 22 90.01 ± 5.2 53 63.7 ± 4.3
Abou Zeid 4 109.4 ± 8.2 12 52 ± 3.5 33 67.2 ± 3.0
Al Gezeera Al Khadra 0 -- 15 99.80 ± 6.2 73 44.0 ± 3.5
Abou Farag 4 111.6 ± 3.9 17 36.60 ± 3.4 18 29.4 ± 3.6
Total 34 92.7 ± 4.7 97 95.6 ± 5.26 302 57.3 ± 3.62
  1. aMean geometric mean egg count ± SD
  2. GMEC was significantly higher among children ≤ 10 years,P = <0.05