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Table 1 Coverage and compliance in school-based and community-wide treatment carried out in Zanzibar in November 2013

From: Praziquantel coverage in schools and communities targeted for the elimination of urogenital schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: a cross-sectional survey

  Unguja Pemba
  n % n %
School survey     
 Schools 33 (of 48) 45 (of 45)
  Pupils 3295   5036  
   Boys 1555   2353  
   Girls 1740   2683  
  Did not receive or swallow praziquantel 558 16.9 715 14.2
   Boys 278   415  
   Girls 280   300  
  Received and swallowed praziquantel 2737 83.1 4321 85.8
   Boys 1277 82.1 1938 82.4
   Girls 1460 83.9 2383 88.8
Adult survey
 Shehias 47 (of 47)   45 (of 45)  
  Adults 2323   2231  
   Men 793   884  
   Women 1530   1347  
  Did not receive praziquantel (or did not know if received) 804 34.6 1035 46.4
   Men 263 33.2 422 47.7
   Women 541 35.4 613 45.5
  Received praziquantel 1519 65.4 1196 53.6
   Men 530 66.8 462 52.3
   Women 989 64.6 734 54.5
  If received praziquantel: Took all praziquantel together 1263 83.1 977 81.7
   Men 433 81.7 391 84.6
   Women 830 83.9 586 79.8
  If received praziquantel: Did not take praziquantel or did not know 256 16.9 219 18.3
   Men 97 18.3 71 15.4
   Women 159 16.1 148 20.2
  Did not receive or did not take praziquantel 1060 45.6 1254 56.2
   Men 360 45.4 493 55.8
   Women 700 45.8 761 56.5
  Received and took all praziquantel together 1263 54.4 977 43.8
   Men 433 54.6 391 44.2
   Women 830 54.2 586 43.5
  Received and took all praziquantel together and were measured for height 913 39.3 602 27.0
   Men 298 37.6 221 25.0
   Women 615 40.2 381 28.3