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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants based on cholera cases and controls

From: Assessing the risk factors of cholera epidemic in the Buea Health District of Cameroon

Characteristics Cases (n = 34) Controls (n = 101) Total (n = 135) χ 2 p-value
No (%) No (%) No (%)
Gender
 Male 14 (41.2) 43 (42.6) 57 (42.2) 0.020 0.886
 Female 20 (58.2) 58 (57.4) 78 (57.8)
Age group
  < 5 0.2 (6.3) 0 (0) 02 (1.5) 6.645 0.084
 5–15 12.5 (12.5) 9 (9.2) 13 (10.0)
 16–25 10 (31.3) 35 (35.7) 45 (34.6)
  > 25 16 (50.0) 54 (55.1) 70 (53.8)
Occupation
 Farmers 5 (15.5) 21 (21.0) 26 (19.5) 5.849 0.321
 Students 14 (42.5) 29 (29.0) 43 (32.3)
 Business 8 (24.2) 20 (20.0) 28 (21.1)
 Civil servant 3 (9.1) 16 (16.0) 19 (14.3)
 Housewife 3 (9.1) 6 (6.0) 9 (6.8)
 Others 0 (0.0) 8 (8.0) 8 (6.0)
Level of Education
 No formal education 0 (0.0) 2 (2.1) 2 (1.6) 1.516 0.678
 Primary 15 (48.4) 38 (39.2) 53 (41.4)
 Secondary 10 (32.3) 39 (40.2) 49 (38.3)
 Tertiary 6 (19.4) 18 (18.6) 24 (18.8)
Marital Status
 Married 14 (45.2) 49 (50.5) 63 (49.2) 0.269 0.603
 Single 17 (54.8) 48 (49.5) 65 (50.8)
Location
 Peri-urban 16 (57.1) 41 (61.2) 57 (60) 2.372 0.305
 Urban 03 (10.7) 02 (3.0) 05 (5.3)
 Rural 09 (32.1) 24 (35.8) 33 (34.7)