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Table 1 Characterization of volunteers in the study districts

From: Epidemiology of Mansonella perstans in the middle belt of Ghana

Characteristics Sex District P-value
Ashanti Akim North Atebubu Amantin Sene West Total
No. of screened   1,215 508 524 2,247 0.794
  M 601 253 251 1,105  
  F 614 255 273 1,142  
Mean age yrs (range)   27.89 (9–98) 30.69 (9–89) 31.70 (9–92) 29.41 (9–98) 0.788
  M 28.55 (9–98) 32.08 (9–89) 29.87 (9–91)a 29.66 (9–98)  
  F 27.24 (9–83) 29.30 (9–85) 33.37 (9–92)a 29.17 (9–92)  
MF positive   407 158 160 725 < 0.001
  M 233 89 78b 400  
  F 174 69 82b 325  
MF prevalence (%)   33 31 31   0.391
MDA   No No Yesc   
  1. aSignificant differences observed in Sene West District (Mann-Whitney U-Test, U = 29,539, Z = -2.727, P = 0.0064)
  2. bNo significant difference between MF positive and gender (Fisher’s exact test, P = 0.435)
  3. cOne community in the Sene West District had taken part in the national mass drug administration programme (MDA)
  4. Abbreviations: M, male; F, female, MF, microfilarae