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Table 2 Observed parasitological indices of onchocerciasis in the study population by age and sex

From: Relationship between oral declaration on adherence to ivermectin treatment and parasitological indicators of onchocerciasis in an area of persistent transmission despite a decade of mass drug administration in Cameroon

  Gender Number examined Microfilaria prevalence Nodule prevalence WMMfD (Mf/ss)
Children Male 259 135 (52.1) 74 (28.6) 5.62
  Female 218 102 (46.8) 45 (20.6) 4.75
  Total 477 237 (49.7) 119 (24.9) 5.22
Adults Male 1010 482 (47.7 436 (43.2) 5.52
  Female 877 391 (44.6) 305 (34.8) 3.97
  Total 1887 873 (46.3) 741 (39.3) 4.72
Total Male 1269 617 (48.6 510 (40.2) 5.54
  Female 1095 493 (45.0) 350 (32.0) 4.11
  Total 2364 1110 (47.0 860 (36.4) 4.82
  1. WMMfD Williams mean microfilaria density