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Table 2 Univariate analysis of some factors associated urogenital schistosomiasis in the study population

From: Prevalence and factors associated with urogenital schistosomiasis among primary school children in barrage, Magba sub-division of Cameroon

Study parameter n Positive n (%) Chi-square p-value
Age <10 143 71 (49.7) 6.903 0.009
≥10 239 86 (36.0)
Gender M 191 89 (46.6) 4.769 0.029
F 191 68 (35.6)
School EP Matta Barrage 220 108 (49.1) 97.940 <0.001
EP Matta village 109 6 (5.5)
EP Manbonko Bord 53 43 (81.1)
Clinical presentation Pain on urination Yes 64 44 (68.8) 24.281 <0.001
No 318 113 (35.5)
Increased frequency of urination Yes 91 48 (52.8) 6.695 0.010
No 291 109 (37.5)
Haematuria Yes 125 121 (96.8) 238.124 <0.001
No 257 36 (14.0)
Frequent contact with water from the dam Yes 221 156 (70.6) 188.359 <0.001
No 161 1 (0.6)
Occupation of parents Farming 230 61 (26.5) 67.468 <0.001
Fishing 68 55 (80.9)
Trading 77 38 (49.4)
Employeda 7 3 (42.9)
Knowledge about schistosomiasis Yes 191 77 (40.3) 0.097 0.755
No 191 80 (41.9)
  1. athis group included participants that were serving under the government and therefore had a stable source of income