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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of study participants (N = 2038)

From: Investigations into the association between soil-transmitted helminth infections, haemoglobin and child development indices in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste

Baseline community characteristics All ages  (N = 2038) Children; aged 1– < 18 years  (N = 1018) Adults; aged ≥ 18 years  (N = 1020)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Mean haemoglobin (g/L, (SD)) 131 (16)a 126 (13)a 136 (16)a
Non-anaemic 1 731 (85) 872 (86) 859 (84)
Mildly anaemic 222 (11) 95 (9.3) 127 (13)
Moderately/severely anaemicb 86 (4.2) 51 (5.0) 33 (3.3)
Ascaris spp. prevalence 501 (25) 302 (30) 199 (20)
N. americanus prevalence 1 238 (61) 522 (51) 716 (70)
Ancylostoma spp. prevalence 99 (4.9) 44 (4.3) 55 (5.4)
G. duodenalis prevalence 261 (13) 203 (20) 58 (5.7)
  1. Abbreviations: g/l grams per litre; SD standard deviation
  2. aMean and standard deviation presented instead of n and %
  3. bModerate and severe anaemia categories combined to maintain participant confidentiality