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Table 2 Frequency of scabies-infested body region by age group

From: Prevalence of scabies and impetigo in school-age children in Timor-Leste

  Age (years)  
  0–2
n (%)
3–4
n (%)
5–9
n (%)
10–14
n (%)
15–18
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Body region      
 Arms 5 (45.5) 9 (45.0) 204 (53.1) 172 (56.6) 1 (50.0) 391 (54.2)
 Legs 4 (36.4) 9 (45.0) 155 (40.4) 121 (39.8) 1 (50.0) 290 (40.2)
 Face 2 (18.2) 2 (10.0) 19 (4.9) 10 (3.3) 0 33 (4.6)
 Abdomen 0 0 6 (1.6) 1 (0.3) 0 7 (1.0)
  1. Most participants (64.7%) had scabies lesions on > 1 body region. The 0 to 2 year old age group has been distinguished because typical distribution diagnostic criteria differ amongst infants ≤ 2 years old [14]