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Table 1 Characteristics and results of study by age

From: High burden of Schistosoma mansoni infection in school-aged children in Marolambo District, Madagascar

Study characteristic Age (yrs)
5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12 13–14
Number of participants   64 85 85 79 83
Percentage female   53.13 51.76 50.59 51.90 46.99
Schistosomiasis prevalence (%) Kato-Katz 76.56 80.00 87.06 82.28 84.34
CCA 85.94 91.76 98.82 97.47 97.59
Sm + mean intensity (epg) with ranges   138.5 (24–744) 394 (24–3480) 528.9 (24–2616) 434.7 (24–3840) 732.3 (24–4104)
Sm + mean intensity (epg) per village Ampasimbola 108 516 473.5 757.3 1095.3
Ambohitelo 256 160 387.4 460.4 495
Marofatsy 96 664 192 693 656
Vohidamba 72 223.2 402.7 929 604.4
Betampona 144 487 691 384 366
Sm + mean intensity (epg) per gender Male 136 392.64 411.72 754.32 502.56
Female 147.6 362.64 498.32 850.08 732.8
  1. Abbreviations: CCA circulating cathodic antigen, epg eggs per gram, Kato-Katz microscopy using the Kato-Katz technique