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Table 1 Socio-demographic, environment and health characteristics of study participants

From: Current status of Schistosoma mansoni and the factors associated with infection two years following mass drug administration programme among primary school children in Mwea irrigation scheme: A cross-sectional study

Demographic characteristics n = 387 Family information n = 387
Characteristic n (%) Characteristic n (%)
Age group (years)   Household head level of education  
 8–9 26 (6.72 %)  Primary incomplete 51 (13.18 %)
 10–11 155 (40.05 %)  Primary complete 111 (28.68 %)
 12–13 156 (40.31 %  Secondary 138 (35.66 %)
 >13 50 (12.92 %)  College and above 13 (3.36 %)
Class/Standard    Don’t know 74 (19.12 %)
 4 105 (27.13 %) Household head Occupation  
 5 101 (26.10 %)  Farming 220 (56.85 %)
 6 99 (25.58 %)  Business 97 (25.06 %)
 7 82 (21.19 %)  Employed 66 (17.05 %)
Gender    Don’t know 4 (1.03 %)
 Female 195 (50.39 %) Possessions at home  
 Male 192 (49.61 %)  Electricity 32 (8.27 %)
    Radio 338 (87.34 %)
    Television 175 (45. 34 %)
    Phone 319 (82.43 %)
Environmental characteristics n = 387 Health characteristics n = 387
House wall type at home   Treated for worms  
 Stone or bricks or cement 145 (37.47 %)  Yes 387 (100 %)
 Clay or mud 113 (29.20 %)  No 0 (0 %)
 Wood 109 (28.17 %) Place of treatment  
 Iron sheets 20 (5.17 %)  School 369 (95.35 %)
House floor type at home    Health Centre 11 (2.84 %)
 Cement or tiles 88 (22.74 %)  Home 7 (1.81 %)
 Wooden planks 2 (0.52 %) Number of times treated  
 Earth or sand 297 (76.74 %)  Once 97 (25.06 %)
Main water source at home    Twice 154 (39.79 %)
 Piped/tap water 100 (25.84 %)  Thrice 94 (24.29 %)
 Borehole or well 58 (14.99 %)  More than thrice 42 (10.85 %)
 Rainwater 5 (1.29 %) Ever been absent from school  
 Stream or river 64 (16.54 %)  Yes 239 (61.76 %)
 Canal 160 (41.34 %)  No 148 (38.24 %)
   Outcome when last visited health centre  
    Malaria 179 (46.25 %)
    Bilhazia 53 (13.70 %)
    Diarhorea 101 (26.10 %)
    Typhoid 17 (4.39 %)
    Others 37 (9.56 %)