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Table 3 Population characteristics

From: Population-based prevalence survey of follicular trachoma and trachomatous trichiasis in the Casamance region of Senegal

Characteristic No. (%)a
Total censused population 5580
 Sex
  Male 2726 (48.9)
  Female 2854 (51.1)
 Age (years)
  1–9 1554 (27.8)
  ≥15 3121 (55.9)
 Examined children (1–9 years) characteristics 1432
  Dirt on the face 77 (5.4)
  Ocular discharge 35 (2.4)
  Nasal discharge 210 (14.7)
  Flies on face at time of examination 5 (0.3)
Examined adult (≥15 years) characteristics 3121
Household head characteristics
 Sex
  Male 2564 (82.2)
  Female 557 (17.8)
 Ethnicity
  Diola 2573 (82.4)
  Peulh 98 (3.1)
  Mandingue 164 (5.3)
  Other 286 (9.2)
 Occupation
  Agriculture 2068 (66.3)
  Trader 140 (4.5)
  Teacher 109 (3.5)
  No activity 123 (3.9)
  Other 681 (21.8)
 Whether attended formal education
  Yes 1690 (54.2)
  No 1429 (45.8)
 Highest education level reached
  Primary 997 (59.0)
  Secondary 621 (36.7)
  University 72 (4.3)
Household characteristics
 Access to a latrine (shared or private)
  Yes 2754 (88.4)
  No 360 (11.6)
 Latrine ownership
  Shared 1312 (47.6)
  Private 1442 (52.4)
 Principal water source
  Well inside household 925 (29.7)
  Tap inside household 444 (14.2)
  Uncovered well outside household 1590 (51.0)
  Outside covered well with pump 67 (2.1)
  Outside tap 51 (1.6)
  Other 42 (1.3)
 Habitual time to fetch waterb
  Less than time to cook rice 2811 (90.4)
  Same as the time to cook rice 190 (6.1)
  More than the time to cook rice 110 (3.5)
  1. aWhere data were missing, percentages are based on denominators for which data are available
  2. bTime was contextualised as the time to cook rice (approximately 30 min)