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Table 2 Intensity of Onchocerca volvulus infection in the Ndikinimeki Health District according to health area, gender and age

From: Point prevalence mapping reveals hotspot for onchocerciasis transmission in the Ndikinimeki Health District, Centre Region, Cameroon

Variable No. of individuals examined Microfilarial density (mf/ss) CMFL (mf/ss)
Mean ± SD Range
Health area
 Boutourou 116 1.608 ± 6.939 0–63.5 0.465
 Makénéné 160 0.641 ± 4.002 0–37.5 0.165
 Ndikinimeki 198 0.189 ± 1.189 0–12.0 0.103
 Ndokowonen 37 0.230 ± 1.397 0–8.5 0.084
 Nitoukou 40 0 0 0
 Nyokon 52 0.019 ± 0.139 0–1.0 0.021
Gender group
 Males 307 0.746 ± 3.584 0.0–37.5 0.266
 Females 296 0.361 ± 3.978 0–63.5 0.079
Age group (years)
 5–19 217 0.168 ± 1.804 0–25.5
 20–34 93 1.785 ± 7.908 0–63.5 0.357
 35–49 109 0.321 ± 1.924 0–18.0 0.096
 ≥ 50 184 0.535 ± 2.945 0–27.5 0.125
Overall 603 0.557 ± 3.784 0–63.5 0.168
  1. Abbreviations: mf/ss, microfilariae/skin snip; CMFL, community microfilarial load