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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Schistosoma haematobium infection status and its associated risk factors among pregnant women in Munyenge, South West Region, Cameroon following scale-up of communal piped water sources from 2014 to 2017: a cross-sectional study

Variable Characteristics (n) (%)
Age Group (Years) ≤20 81 22.0
21–25 116 31.5
> 25 171 46.5
Gravidity Primigravidae 115 31.2
Secundigravidae 90 24.5
Multigravidae 163 44.3
Marital status Single 98 26.6
Married 270 73.4
Educational level Primary 156 42.4
Secondary 212 57.6
Occupation Housewife 125 34.0
Student 80 21.7
Farmer 74 20.1
Business 89 24.2
Stream usage Yes 280 76.1
No 88 23.9
Stream contact activity Domestic contact and bathing 89 31.7
Domestic contact only 191 68.2
Stream visits per week < 3 times 236 64.1
≥3 times 44 12.0
Type of water source Stream only 178 53.3
Piped and stream 102 30.5
Piped only 54 16.2
Knowledge on UGS Poor 246 66.8
Average 29 7.9
Good 93 25.3