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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of ALA patients admitted to the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna compared with 100 individuals who were E. histolytica serum antibody negative

From: Epidemiology and factors associated with amoebic liver abscess in northern Sri Lanka

Variable Categories Patients (Cases) E. histolytica serum antibody negative Individuals (controls)
N = 346 % with CI N = 100 % with CI
Sex  
  Male 341 98.6(96.8–99.5) 100 100
Female 05 1.4(0.5–3.2) 0 0
Age  
  20–30 0 0 18 18(11.4–26.4)
31–40 110 31.8(27.0–36.1) 29 29(20.7–38.5)
41–50 216 62.4(57.2–67.4) 23 23(15.5–32.0)
51–60 20 5.8(3.7–8.6) 30 30(21.6–39.5)
Educational level  
  No school education 8 2.3(1.1–4.3) 2 2(0.03–6.5)
Up to Grade 8 79 22.8(18.6–27.5) 24 24(16.4–33.1)
Grade 6 to G.C.E O/L 258 77.6(69.8–78.9) 74 74(64.7–81.9)
Followed G.C.E O/L 1 0.3(0.000–1.4) 0 0
Occupation  
  No Job 72 20.8(16.8–25.3) 5 5(1.9–10.7)
Labourer 223 64.5(59.3–69.3) 66 66(56.3–74.8)
Farmer 33 9.5(6.8–13.0) 19 19(12.2–27.6)
Fishermen 17 4.9(3.0–7.6) 10 10(5.2–17.1)
Self employed 1 0.3(0.000–1.4) 0 0
Monthly income   
  < LKR5000 (USD 32.76) 19 5.5(3.4–8.3) 3 3(0.8–7.9)
LKR5000–10000 (USD 32.76–65.49) 298 86.1(82.2–89.5) 87 87(79.3–92.6)
LKR10001-LKR 25000 (USD 65.49–163.72) 29 8.4(5.8–11.7) 10 10(5.2–17.1)