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Table 4 Overview of frequency, duration and average duration of water contact in Kaedi, southern Mauritania, 2014/2015

From: Prevalence and seasonal transmission of Schistosoma haematobium infection among school-aged children in Kaedi town, southern Mauritania

Activities Wet season Dry season
  Frequency Total duration (min) Average duration (min) (95% CI) Frequency Total duration (min) Average duration (min) (95% CI)
Professional
 Fishing 178 13,519 75.9 (67.484.5) 156 2080 13.4 (11.515.1)
 Rice farming 301 3423 11.4 (10.512.2)
 Gardening 41 1045 25.5 (19.031.9) 52 286 5.5 (4.96.1)
Domestic
 Fetching water 223 971 4.4 (3.75.0) 136 665 4.9 (4.25.5)
 Washing clothes 581 21,792 37.5 (34.940.1) 1435 14,016 9.8 (9.510.0)
 Washing dishes 660 12,221 18.5 (17.419.6) 662 7112 10.7 (10.211.3)
Recreative
 Swimming (bathing) 3091 47,336 15.3 (14.815.8) 697 5852 8.4 (8.08.8)
Ritual
 Ablution / worship of water 216 1026 4.8 (0.88.7) 10 56 5.6 (4.07.2)
 Micturate / drinking 27 38 1.4 (1.11.7) 160 316 2.0 (1.62.3)
Other activities
 Animals washing or watering 223 4130 18.6 (14.123.1) 314 2542 8.1 (7.58.7)
 Walking 108 336 3.1 (2.43.8) 238 538 2.3 (2.02.5)
 Washing motorized machine 58 1254 21.6 (17.026.2) 182 2499 13.7 (12.714.8)
 (Dis) embarking 504 2658 5.3 (5.15.4)
Total 5707 107,091 18.8 (18.2–19.4) 4546 38,619  
  1. Abbreviation: CI confidence interval