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Table 1 Survey of human and domestic animal population sizes and wild bird diversity in study villages, Ghana

From: Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: the human blood index of sibling species of the Simulium damnosum complex

Region Village No. of people (H) No. of domestic animals No. of species of wild birds
Children (0–18 years) Adults (≥18 years) Total Chickens Ducks Cattle Sheep Goats Cats Dogs Pigs Total birds Total mammals (M) M/H
Brong-Ahafo Asubende 46 62 108 321 23 75 22 52 13 3 0 344 165 1.53 33
Agborlekame nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd na 41
Volta Asukawkaw Ferry 2,342 3,117 5,459 5,387 593 793 1,640 1,610 962 85 617 5,980 5,707 1.05 35
Dodi Papase 2,178 3,076 5,254 5,234 653 0 1,071 2,285 275 204 0 5,887 3,835 0.73 50
Pillar 83 76 112 188 358 3 0 59 68 13 22 0 361 162 0.86 61
Western Bosomase 90 98 188 457 2 0 24 81 14 20 0 459 139 0.74 31
Ashanti Gyankobaa 132 142 274 294 0 0 32 115 8 40 0 294 195 0.71 55
  1. Abbreviations: H human host density, M non-human (domestic) mammal density, M/H non-human mammal to human host ratio, nd not determined, na not applicable