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Table 3 Household characteristics of participants

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasites and the absence of soil-transmitted helminths in Añatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Characteristics Rural settlements Total Peri-urban neighbourhood Total
Lot 47 (n = 32) Lot 58 (n = 35) Lot 27 (n = 15) Rural area (n = 82) Colonia San Francisco (n = 61) Rural and peri-urban (n = 143)
Primary income/livelihood, n (%) 31 (96.9) animal farm; 19 (59.4) day labourer 24 (68.6) day labourer; 20 (57.1) animal farm 15 (100) animal farm; 10 (62.5) pension/retirement 67 (81.7) animal farm; 47 (57.3) day labourer; 39 (47.6) pension/retirement; 34 (41.5) social plans 48 (78.7) day labourer; 32 (52.5) social plans 95 (66.4) day labourer; 91 (63.6) animal farm; 66 (46.2) social plans; 59 (41.3) pension/ retirement
Mean no. of inhabitants per household 4.4 6.2 4.5 5.2 5.7 5.4
Houses with 5 inhabitants or more, n (%) 13 (40.6) 23 (65.7) 8 (53.3) 44 (53.7) 39 (63.9) 83 (58.0)
Unimproved roof, n (%) 30 (93.8) 35 (100) 11 (73.3) 76 (92.7) 37 (61.7) 113 (79.0)
Unimproved walls, n (%) 12 (37.5) 30 (85.7) 8 (53.3) 50 (61.0) 2 (3.3) 52 (36.4)
Unimproved floor, n (%) 27 (84.4) 33 (94.3) 13 (86.7) 73 (89.0) 7 (11.7) 80 (55.9)
Main energy source, n (%) 17 (53.1) generator 18 (51.4) none 8 (53.3) generator 30 (36.6) generator 55 (91.7) electricity network 55 (38.5) electricity network; 30 (21.0) generator
Main drinking water source, n (%) 19 (59.4) water truck 34 (97.1) well 13 (86.7) well 53 (64.6) well 42 (68.9) water supply system 53 (37.1) well; 42 (29.4) water supply system
Main cooking water source, n (%) 19 (59.4) water truck 34 (97.1) well 12 (80.0) well 52 (63.4) well 42 (68.9) water supply system 52 (36.4) well; 42 (29.4) water supply system
Main source of water for bathing/handwashing, n (%) 19 (59.4) water truck 35 (100) well 13 (86.7) well 56 (68.3) well 42 (68.9) water supply system 56 (39.2) well; 42 (29.4) water supply system
Unimproved latrine, n (%) 17 (53.1); 15 (46.9) lack latrine 17 (48.6); 18 (51.4) lack latrine 15 (100) 49 (59.8); 33 (40.2) lack latrine 21 (35.0); 9 (15.0) lack latrine 70 (49.0); 42 (29.4) lack latrine
Presence of kitchen garden, n (%) 9 (28.1) 6 (17.1) 13 (86.7) 28 (34.1) 2 (3.3) 30 (21.0)
Presence of animal pen, n (%) 26 (81.3) 22 (62.9) 13 (86.7) 61 (74.4) 13 (21.7) 74 (51.7)