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Table 1 Characteristics of study villages and defecation survey

From: Seasonal patterns in risk factors for Taenia solium transmission: a GPS tracking study of pigs and open human defecation in northern Peru

  Village A Village B Village C
Human population 279 250 372
Households 95 83 83
Household densitya 6.9 26.1 11.2
Area (km2) 1.93 0.45 0.58
Participated 77/95 (81%) 70/83 (84%) 79/83 (95%)
 Latrine prevalence 74/77 (96%) 46/70 (66%) 75/79 (95%)
 Open defecationb 13/77 (17%) 32/70 (46%) 25/79 (32%)
 Total no. of defecation sites 30 (20%) 79 (52%) 42 (28%)
No. of pig owners 41/77 (53%) 45/70 (64%) 55/79 (70%)
 Corral prevalence 31/41 (76%) 17/45 (38%) 18/55 (33%)
 Actual corral usec 12/41 (29%) 6/45 (13%) 3/55 (5%)
  1. aMean no. of households within 100 m
  2. bSome houses with latrines also reported open defecation
  3. cCorral in “good” condition and owner reports that it is used “always”