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Table 1 Study population baseline socio-demographic characteristics and distribution of schistosomiasis cases. The proportion of schistosomiasis cases is distributed at the end of phase 1 and at the end of phase 2

From: Schistosoma haematobium infection morbidity, praziquantel effectiveness and reinfection rate among children and young adults in Gabon

 Study population characteristics at baselineSchistosomiasis casesP-valuea
End of phase 1End of phase 2
N%95% CI (%)n/N%n/N%
Overall328103/25839.933/18817.5< 0.0001
Age
 6–86921.016.7–25.816/6126.210/4422.70.86
 9–1110231.126.1–36.434/8042.513/6619.70.006
 12–148124.719.8–29.432/6946.47/5014.00.0004
 15–307623.218.7–28.121/4843.83/2810.70.006
Gender
 Female16349.744.1–55.248/13036.916/9716.50.001
 Male16550.344.7–55.855/12843.017/9118.70.0003
Location
 Bindo6921.016.7–25.86/5211.51/392.6
 Zilé-PK25979.074.1–83.297/20647.132/14921.5< 0.0001
  1. aChi-square test to compare proportion of schistosomiasis cases between end of phase 1 and end of phase 2
  2. Abbreviations: n, number of schistosomiasis cases; N, number of participants; CI, confidence interval