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Table 4 Prevalence and intensity of genito-urinary schistosomiasis in relation to sex, age, LGAs, category of S. haematobium infection and parental occupation of respondents

From: Prevalence and intensity of genito-urinary schistosomiasis and associated risk factors among junior high school students in two local government areas around Zobe Dam in Katsina State, Nigeria

Variables Number examined Number infected Prevalence (%) Raw egg count [Mean (95 % CI)]
Sex
 Boys 401 140 19.5 4018 [28.7 (15.9–41.49)]
 Girls 317 23 3.2 65 [2.83 (1.71–3.95)]
χ 2 test   77.065  
P-value   < 0.0001 < 0.05
Age (years)
 10–12 126 22 3.06 636 [28.91 (5.72–52.09)]
 13–15 485 107 14.9 2844 [26.58 (10.5–42.65)]
 16–18 94 29 4.04 588 [20.28 (9.71–30.84)]
 19–21 11 4 0.56 8 [2 (0.16–3.84)]
 22–24 2 1 0.14 7 (7)
χ 2 test    0.642
P-value   0.4231 0.9981
Address
 Safana 320 73 10.17 1769 [24.23 (12.07–36.39)]
 Dutsin-Ma 398 90 12.53 2314 [25.71 (8.05–43.37)]
P-value   1.064
Infection category
 Light (≤ 50 eggs/10 ml) 146 146 20.33 1543 [10.57 (8.48–12.66)]
 Heavy (≥ 50 eggs/10 ml) 17 17 2.37 2540 [149.41 (57.52–241.31)]
P-value     0.2793
Fathers’ occupation
 Civil servants 249 43 5.99 571 [13.28 (8.42–18.14)]
 Farmers 115 33 4.59 1523 [46.15 (−1.22–93.53)]
 Other brown collar jobs 351 87 12.12 1989 [22.86 (11.95–33.78)]
 Late (Dead) 2 0 0 0
 Retiree 1 0 0 0
P-value   0.0814 0.9995
Mothers’ occupation
 Civil servants 76 7 0.97 110 [15.71 (−0.27–31.69)]
 Farmers 2 0 0 0
 Other brown collar jobs 390 96 13.37 1983 [20.66 (11.63–29.68)]
 Housewives 250 60 8.36 1990 [33.17 (6.44–59.89)]
P-value   0.0231 1.0000
Total 718 163 22.7 4083 (25.05)