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Table 1 Description of study population, Saravane Province, Laos, 2017

From: Associations between soil-transmitted helminthiasis and viral, bacterial, and protozoal enteroinfections: a cross-sectional study in rural Laos

Characteristics Total (N = 746) Child < 5 years (N = 249) School-aged child (N = 247) Adult (N = 250)
Female, n (%) 496 (66.5) 121 (48.6) 125 (50.6) 250 (100)
Median (IQRa) age (yrs) 9 (24.5) 4 (2.0) 9 (3.0) 32 (11.0)
Ethnic minorityb, n (%) 351 (47.1) 119 (47.8) 114 (46.2) 118 (47.2)
Household has improved toiletc, n (%) 230 (30.1) 75 (30.1) 77 (31.2) 78 (31.2)
Household utilizes improved drinking water sourcec, n (%) 355 (47.6) 118 (47.4) 117 (47.4) 120 (48.0)
Household has basic handwashing facilityc, n (%) 262 (35.1) 87 (34.9) 89 (36.0) 86 (34.4)
Median (IQR) number of people living in household 6.5 (4) 6 (4) 6 (4) 7 (4)
Household owns animals, n (%) 713 (95.6) 238 (95.6) 236 (95.6) 239 (95.6)
Beneficiary of school WASHb intervention, n (%) 374 (50.1) 126 (50.6) 122 (49.4) 126 (50.4)
  1. Values for household-level covariates vary across age groups due to exclusion of some samples for suspected contamination
  2. aDefined as those not belonging to the Lao-Tai ethnic group
  3. bInterquartile range (IQR); water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
  4. cClassified according to WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme standard definitions [28]